On recovering and re-discovering craft

Jennifer Mass, Pamela Vandiver

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A forum that integrates workshop and laboratory practice provides a significant focus for questions of process. One such point of interaction was a workshop that aimed at establishing relationships among several materials when color is introduced directly into the material, as opposed to applied to the surface as a decorative coating. Color was introduced into clay, glass and metal through direct mixing, assembly, reforming and surface treatment. Examples of millifiori glass, neriage ceramic, and shakudo and mokume metal are presented. Workshop participants were able to have some hands-on experience with the techniques demonstrated by artists and artisans, and this interaction informed our discussion of the investigations of the appearance, processing and conservation of art objects and archaeological artifacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-373
Number of pages13
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - 2005
Event2004 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2004Dec 3 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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