The work in this show reflects my interest in the role of the ceramic vessel historically as well as its place in the dialogue of contemporary art. Traditionally thought of as an object of craft and function, the vessel has found footing also as a conceptual container of ideas and artistic expression. It teeters on the threshold between craft and art, between art and life. Because of its strong association with the domestic, I find the vessel to be a fitting form on which to paint ornamental patterns and imagery associated with my own home life and to put into question its role as a strictly functional object.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Art
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Egbert, Jessica Amber, "Pattern, Ritual and Thresholds" (2016). All Theses and Dissertations. 5683.
art, craft, function, vessel, pattern, ornament, ritual, thresholds, domestic