Contemporary Ceramic History Final Exam

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Contemporary Ceramic History Final Exam

CER 3920/6920 Final ExamContemporary Ceramic History Georgia State University


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Wabi sabi is a Japanese concept that is impossible to put into words.  Choose 3 distinct words that embody the spirit of wabi sabi. (only 3 distinct words, not a phrase)
  • 2. 
    List two positive and two critical opinions of Bernard Leach.
  • 3. 
    There are 14 major pottery centers in Japan that were highlighted in the slide lecture. List 5 of them.
  • 4. 
    Essay Question: Write the name of of the japanese folk craft movement followed by a description of the basic philisophy behind the folk craft movement in as much detail as possible. Maximum of 1000 characters allowed.
  • 5. 
    Shoji Hamada is from what village in Japan?
    • A. 

      Shigaraki

    • B. 

      Kamakura

    • C. 

      Mashiko

    • D. 

      Edo

    • E. 

      Tokoname

  • 6. 
    The pottery village in Japan that is known for producing heavy or "country style" tableware is (fill in the blank).
  • 7. 
    Bernard Leach is the author of what book?
  • 8. 
    What is distinctive about Arita ware?
    • A. 

      Arita ware is fired in a kiln that is build on a hill.

    • B. 

      Arita ware is made of porcelain with intricately painted designs.

    • C. 

      Arita ware is a heavy style of tableware.

    • D. 

      Arita ware is from the region that is known for making guard dogs.

    • E. 

      Arita ware if always glazed using a yelllow ash glaze.

  • 9. 
    This ________________ is most likely from the tsuboya region of Japan. 
  • 10. 
    Which prominent ceramic artist was one of the founders of Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska?
    • A. 

      Beatrice Wood

    • B. 

      Graham Marks

    • C. 

      Peter Voulkos

    • D. 

      Jun Kaneko

    • E. 

      Betty Woodman

  • 11. 
    Which of these artists is credited with building the largest ceramic sculpture in the world?
    • A. 

      Viola Frey

    • B. 

      John Mason

    • C. 

      Jun Kaneko

    • D. 

      Ron Nagle

    • E. 

      Don Reitz

  • 12. 
    Charles Kraft is best known for the recontextualization of which common ceramic form?
    • A. 

      Salt and Pepper Shakers

    • B. 

      Collectors Plates

    • C. 

      Grenades

    • D. 

      Delftware

    • E. 

      Chotskis

  • 13. 
    Richard Notkin's sculpture "All Nations have their Moment of Foolishness" depicts ________________  and consists of several hundred tiles, with the microcosmic images on each tile representing war imagery:  bombed urban landscapes, barbed wire, bombs falling, the hooded figure of Abu Ghraib infamy, and the iconic screaming horse from Picasso's painting "Guernica".   (fill in the blank)  
  • 14. 
    Which two of artists listed below were the first resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in 1951.
    • A. 

      Rudy Autio

    • B. 

      Peter Voulkos

    • C. 

      Jun Kaneko

    • D. 

      Richard Notkin

    • E. 

      Josh DeWeese

  • 15. 
    Ron Nagle is know for his sculptural interpretations of the ________.  (fill in the blank).
  • 16. 
    True or False: Paul Soldner invented Raku.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Who was the founder of the ceramics program at Otis College of Art & Design?
    • A. 

      Paul Soldner

    • B. 

      Peter Voulkos

    • C. 

      Ron Nagle

    • D. 

      Rick Dillingham

    • E. 

      John Mason

  • 18. 
    Which California artist works in the "trompe l'oeill" style and utilizes ceramic decals?
    • A. 

      Ron Nagle

    • B. 

      Richard Shaw

    • C. 

      Richard Notkin

    • D. 

      Patti Warashina

    • E. 

      Paul Soldner

  • 19. 
    Which of the following statements about Viola Frey are true? (Mark as many as you believe are accurate)
    • A. 

      Viola Frey's work is monumental in scale.

    • B. 

      Viola Frey was known for spending months of time painstakingly rendering one of her figures and foused only on a single figure at a time.

    • C. 

      Viola Frey build her figures then sawed them up into parts to glaze and fire them, then they were reassembled into the final sculpture.

    • D. 

      Viola Frey was on the faculty of the California College of Arts and Crafts from the mid 1960s until her death.

    • E. 

      Viola Frey's figures were inspired by her collection of ceramic kitsch.

  • 20. 
    Of the artissts presented in  "Modern Day Masters of Clay"  whose work was described as "based on the human body and expressive of human emotion and sensuality" 
    • A. 

      Akio Takamori

    • B. 

      Michael Lucero

    • C. 

      Kurt Weiser

    • D. 

      Cynthia Bringle

    • E. 

      Rudy Autio

  • 21. 
    Of the "Modern Day Masters of Clay", who is considered a porcelain painting expert?
    • A. 

      Viola Frey

    • B. 

      Rudy Autio

    • C. 

      Akio Takamori

    • D. 

      Betty Woodman

    • E. 

      Kurt Weiser

  • 22. 
    The work of Beatrice Wood is noted due to her research and development of __________ glazes. (fill  in the blank)
  • 23. 
    __________________  is considered the founder of the Funk Art Movement.
  • 24. 
    Which artist caused an public outcry when he presented this satirical portrait of murdered mayor George Moscone after being comissioned  to create a commerative public art piece.
    • A. 

      Ken Price

    • B. 

      Robert Arneson

    • C. 

      Ken Ferguson

    • D. 

      Hans Coper

    • E. 

      Robert Turner

  • 25. 
    What style is represented in the picture above had a profound influence on art and design after the 1940 and help to define the modernist aesthetic?