In my art practice, collecting materials from personally significant locations has become a way to subtly reconnect people with places, nature, natural materials and processes. I produce well-made objects, with the end goal of allowing the viewer to feel and interact with traditional forms of beauty through craft, which is increasingly rare in our mechanized world. Raw materials are a direct link to nature and earth, a link which people in general can benefit from in essential ways. The processes of collecting and using naturally occurring materials to form links between objects and places resembles human relationships, and the connections between places, things, and people set the stage for the performance of beauty.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Art
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Williams, Robert A., "Glaze Exploration via Nostalgic Locations" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 7112.
ceramics, pottery, glaze, beauty, utilitarian, nostalgia, geology, mindfulness, minimalism, Japanese, aesthetics