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              Artistic Ambivalence in Clay: Portraits of Pottery, Ceramics, and Gender

              Artistic Ambivalence in Clay: Portraits of Pottery, Ceramics, and Gender (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

              By Weida, Courtney Lee

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              A collection of glimpses into the lives and works of fifteen prominent women artists in contemporary ceramics. Covering multiple genres, generations, and geographies, it describes nuances, contradictions, and tensions surrounding their artworks, artistic processes, and profession...al lives.
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              ISBN 9781443828727
              Released AU 31 Oct 2011
              Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Crafting Creativity & Creating Craft: Craftivism, Art Education, and Contemporary Craft Culture

              Crafting Creativity & Creating Craft: Craftivism, Art Education, and Contemporary Craft Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Volume editor Weida, Courtney Lee

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              This nine chapter volume explores creativity in art teaching through contemporary craft. A variety of artists, educators and historians share with readers their wealth of practical resources and frameworks for utilizing craft media (fiber, ceramics, baskets, needlepoint, knitting..., etc.) and craft approaches (grassroots projects, digital communities, craftivism, etc.) within contemporary K-12 art education, museum and community programming, and teaching artist residencies. Authors representing a variety of specialties in craft, art, and education examine the resurgence of the handmade and homemade in contemporary youth culture, digital implications of how we define and teach craft creatively, and the overlap of design, function, and beauty in artists' work. The anthology also describes the challenges and potentialities of working with craft in education settings, including the overarching craft of teaching practices. Each chapter provides a range of creative frameworks and practical models that educators can use comprehensively: from dynamic digital resources, to community groups, and lesson plans and activities in craft with art classes and special needs classes. The book serves to propose a working definition and rationale of the functions of craft in daily life, popular and youth culture, and larger social issues (including craft, D.I.Y., and activism/ craftivism ).
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              ISBN 9789462098374
              Released AU 12 Sep 2014
              Publisher Brill - Sense
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Advances in Creativity and Giftedness
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              Hair as an Indicator for Exposure to Pesticides.

              Hair as an Indicator for Exposure to Pesticides. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Weida, Courtney Lee; Smith-Baker, Charlotte

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              In this dissertation I examine gendered experiences and artistic identities of 21 women who are contemporary ceramic artists. Literature reviewed for this study addresses the history of female ceramic artists in the U.S., gender studies and art history, and a range of related sub...jects within cultural studies and ceramic archaeology. This study utilizes an interpretive lens of ambivalence. By definition, the concept of ambivalence characterizes the nuance, contradiction, tension, and duality associated with women's works and women's lives. This dissertation, then, analyzes ambivalence within contemporary artistic experiences of gender (e.g. being treated in a particular way as a woman artist) as well as artistic responses relating to gender (e.g. creating artwork in response to or dialogue with gender issues) via interviews with research subjects. This study is qualitative, involving two stages of interviews with research subjects and analysis of their artworks. This study is influenced by a range of feminist research methodology, and utilizes portraiture methodology, an arts research method emphasizing careful documentation in research and co-construction of the research text in collaboration with subjects. This study identifies ambivalence within artistic, literary and verbal documents of contemporary women ceramic artists. The depth of artistic experience and identity illuminated by this research has rich implications for gender studies and art education. Some relevant findings to be taken into account within the teaching of ceramics and the study of its history include subtle and unexpected persistence of gendered associations with technology, gendered symbols and traditions of ceramics, and a diversity of gendered learning experiences. This research prioritizes women's work in ceramics as a neglected set of views, and argues that an ambivalent view of art allows us to move beyond the dualities of maleness and femaleness to multiplicities within a continuum of ge
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              ISBN 9781243538871
              Released AU 1 Sep 2011
              Publisher Proquest, Umi Dissertation Pub
              Interest Age General Audience
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