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Title: The one hundred and twenty mass campaigners: Artistic expression in ceramic mixed media
Authors: Adubah, Daniel Ato
Issue Date: 3-Nov-2015
Abstract: This work sought to depict mass movements using ceramic art. The primary aim of the researcher was to develop and produce ceramic forms that can be used for a mass movement either as a social movement tool or as a campaign tool. The project was produced from refined Afari clay. In addition Acrylic paint was applied on the pieces to enhance its aesthetic qualities. The work employed materials such as iron rods, nails, sack cloth and acrylic paints to give a stronger meaning to mass movements. However, because of the number of abstract human forms to be produced, a faster means of production was explored using cylindrical pipes as moulds; which helped in producing a good number of similar forms in clay within a short space of time. In addition, there were projections such as the arms and necks on the abstract forms which were done using clay as the main material. The challenge mainly arose from the need to adjust the arms of the forms to the desired angles without breaking them. This challenge was however overcome using the iron rods. The work used cylinder for the human shapes. Again, the artist adapted the slab building technique of drape casting for the productions of all the 120 pieces. The artist adopted a new approach of merging metals (iron rod) with clay prior to firing the pieces. Expansion gaps were allowed to cater for the shrinking and expansion property of clay and the iron rods. The work achieved quality finishing through the application of acrylic paints and non-ceramic materials. The arrangement of the pieces can tell a story, used as a campaign tool either socially, economically or politically.
Description: A project submitted to the Department of Industrial Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF FINE ART (CERAMICS) Faculty of Art, College of Art and Built Environment, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7972
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