Contemporary Ceramic History Exam Quiz!

46 Questions | Total Attempts: 52

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Contemporary Ceramic History Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    Shoji Hamada is from what village in Japan?
    • A. 

      Shigaraki

    • B. 

      Kamakura

    • C. 

      Mashiko

    • D. 

      Edo

    • E. 

      Tokoname

  • 2. 
    The pottery village in Japan that is known for producing heavy or "country-style" tableware is:
  • 3. 
    Bernard Leach is the author of what book?
  • 4. 
    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.

  • 5. 
    This ________________ is most likely from the tsuboya region of Japan. 
  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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".   
  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    Ron Nagle is know for his sculptural interpretations of the ________.  (fill in the blank).
  • 12. 
    Paul Soldner invented Raku.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    Which California artist works in the "trompe l'oeil" style and utilizes ceramic decals?
    • A. 

      Ron Nagle

    • B. 

      Richard Shaw

    • C. 

      Richard Notkin

    • D. 

      Patti Warashina

    • E. 

      Paul Soldner

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements about Viola Frey are true? 
    • 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.

  • 16. 
    Of the artists 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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    The work of Beatrice Wood is noted due to her research and development of __________ glazes. 
  • 19. 
    __________________  is considered the founder of the Funk Art Movement.
  • 20. 
    Which artist caused a public outcry when he presented this? a satirical portrait of murdered mayor George Moscone after being commissioned to create a commemorative public art piece.
    • A. 

      Ken Price

    • B. 

      Robert Arneson

    • C. 

      Ken Ferguson

    • D. 

      Hans Coper

    • E. 

      Robert Turner

  • 21. 
    What style is represented in the picture above had a profound influence on art and design after 1940 and help to define the modernist aesthetic? 
  • 22. 
    Which of the following statements is true about Walter Gropius. 
    • A. 

      Walter Gropius was a poet and philosopher whose ideas and influence defined the early modernist movement.

    • B. 

      Walter Gropius was the founder of the Bauhaus School.

    • C. 

      Walter Gropius was an architect and teacher.

    • D. 

      Walter Gropius taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina during the early 1950s.

    • E. 

      Walter Gropius invented the geodesic dome.

  • 23. 
    Peter Voulkos, Karen Karnes, Robert Turner, Warren Mackenzie, Hamada, Bernard Leach, and Soetsu Yanagi all taught at Black Mountain College in some capacity. From the list below, which best describes the accuracy of the statement above.
    • A. 

      The Statement is True.

    • B. 

      The Statement is completely false.

    • C. 

      The statement is false. Warren Mackenzie never taught at Black Mountain College.

    • D. 

      The statement is false. Peter Voulkos was a student at Black Mountain College, not a teacher.

    • E. 

      The statement is false, only Karen Karnes and Robert Turner taught at Black Mountain College.

  • 24. 
    Who said, “We need both creativity and Nature to be healthy and whole human beings. Making and using handmade pottery is one way to bring Nature and culture together in human life.”
  • 25. 
    Select all of the statements about Bernard Leach from below that are true.
    • A. 

      Bernard Leach advocated simple and utilitarian forms. His ethical pots stand in opposition to what he called fine art pots, which promoted aesthetic concerns rather than function

    • B. 

      Hamada and Bernard Leach promoted pottery as a combination of Western and Eastern arts and philosophies.

    • C. 

      The influence of Bernard Leach had a far reaching and enduring effect on utilitarian pottery that is still a pervasive philosophy of potters around the world.

    • D. 

      Bernard Leach was a member of the Bahá'í Faith.

    • E. 

      Bernard Leach was known as a man who dutifully lived a life that was consistent with the core values that he espoused.