Technology, Renewable Resources, and American Crafts: Background Paper

Technology, Renewable Resources, and American Crafts: Background Paper

Date: April 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A background paper by Office of Technology Assessment that "summarizes technology's effects on crafts (some of which are folk and fine art) that use renewable resources as raw materials" (p. iii).
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Craft Problems Using Native Materials

Craft Problems Using Native Materials

Date: 1946
Creator: Simpson, Gladys
Description: The present study concerns the use of native materials in craft problems which might be used profitably in public schools. The purpose of the research and experiments was fourfold: first, to make available information on the utility of certain native materials which the writer believed would be helpful to people interested in crafts; second, to acquaint interested individuals with native dye plants; third, to encourage a wide use of native materials; and fourth, to work out for use in public schools a series of craft problems utilizing native materials.
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Interesting the Disinterested School Child through Arts and Crafts

Interesting the Disinterested School Child through Arts and Crafts

Date: 1947
Creator: Lindsey, Vera Grace
Description: The problem is to determine why fifteen lower grade pupils were absent from school so many times during the previous year and to ascertain whether the pupils' attendance records could be improved in the present year through arts and crafts.
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[Finishing touches]

[Finishing touches]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a pottery workshop in Shigaraki, Japan. In the foreground, a craftsman puts the finishing touches on a large vessel. The workshop is visible behind the man.
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[Pottery wheel]

[Pottery wheel]

Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the Kiyomizu Pottery Community in Kyoto, Japan. In the foreground, a worker is visible at a pottery wheel. Other workers are visible in the foreground. A single bulb illuminates the image.
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[Kiyomizu Pottery Community]

[Kiyomizu Pottery Community]

Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the Kiyomizu Potter's Community in Kyoto, Japan. In the foreground, two workers stand next to a ledge with rows and stacks of bowls piled up. A window is visible in the background behind the men.
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[Workshop]

[Workshop]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a pottery workshop in Shigaraki, Japan. A clay vessel intersects the foreground on the right side. The workshop is visible past the vessel. Craftsmen sit at desks to work. Rows of pottery are visible on a shelves on the back wall.
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[Pottery Wheel]

[Pottery Wheel]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a man working on a pottery wheel in Shigaraki, Japan. In the foreground, a man wearing a dirty white shirt and head wrap is visible working on a bowl on a pottery wheel. The windows of the workshop are visible in the background.
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[Pot storage]

[Pot storage]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a pot storage area in Shigaraki, Japan. A stairway intersects the right foreground in front of rows of stacked pots. Pots of different sizes fill the storeroom.
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[Kiln opening]

[Kiln opening]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a kiln in Shigaraki, Japan. The opening to a kiln is visible in the foreground. The opening is an archway made of bricks.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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