MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
David G. Logan
Carol LeBaron, Donald R. Davis
I investigated two unique processes developed throughout this body of work. The first technique is the cracking and lifting of an electroformed layer from a core vessel form. The second process, that I named “crunch-raising”, is used to form vessels.
General data is gathered through research of traditional metalsmithing processes. Using an individualized approach, new data is gathered through extensive experimentation to develop a knowledge base because specific reference information does not currently exist.
I find that an electroformed layer can be lifted from a core form with extreme torch heat to reveal the underlining vessel. I also find that the “crunch-raising” technique leaves a rippled texture in the surface of a vessel as it is being formed.
I conclude that the project is successful. It is quite significant in that it has given me a personal vocabulary to define my current work.
Thesis - Open Access
Crowell-Hilde, Kaki D., "There is a Silver Lining." (2003). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 784. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/784
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