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Ceramics as a Creative Medium for Sixth and Seventh Grade Pupils

Description: In view of the fact that clay has not been used so extensively or wisely in elementary art education as the generally recognized importance of the material seems to justify, the purpose of this study is to explore the possibilities of clay as a creative medium and to determine which of the many ceramic techniques are most suitable for use by pupils in the upper elementary grade.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Pickens, Alex L.
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A Personal Expression

Description: The problem involves developing a method that leaves conventional form and form making and moves toward a spontaneous and intuitive approach. The thesis is organized into 3 chapters. The first chapter includes an introduction, statement of the problem and methodology. The second chapter describes the work in eight movements. The third chapter answers questions posed by the problem and includes a summary and conclusion. The findings are that a spontaneous, impulsive, and intuitive approach to the medium, clay, is a productive and artistic method. The medium is responsive and telling of the method and art is produced.
Date: May 2004
Creator: Veatch, Nancy Carole Steveson
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Clay in Petroleum-Reservoir Rocks: Its effect on Permeability, with Particular Reference to Tejon-Grapevine Area, Kern County, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on clays of petroleum-reservoir rocks in Kern County, California. The effects of water sensitivity of clays are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Morris, Frank C.; Aune, Quinton A. & Gates, George Laurence
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ceramics Without Clay: An Exploration into Potential

Description: Investigating the behavior, function and appearance of ceramic materials has proven an enduring point of interest throughout my education. In learning about the vast range of the earth-yielded materials and their physical manifestations in states ranging from wet to dry to fired, I have found myself excited and challenged to seek out ways to expand their presentation. My attention has been repeatedly drawn to the class of ceramic materials that frequently get classified as “glaze ingredients.” Understanding the structural and visual qualities of these minerals and compounds was an interest whether I was making tableware, tiles, or sculpture. For the purposes of this paper, I propose to deal expressly with the physical art-making considerations of material and process as they relate to my work in ceramics. By directing my focus as such, I hope to center my work on a concern that became evident to the art world upon the display of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain: material equals content.
Date: May 2001
Creator: Hart, Christopher David
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Sand-Clay and Burnt-Clay Roads

Description: "The mixing of sand and clay as a form of road construction has received careful study and is of great importance, especially to the Atlantic and Gulf states, where throughout large areas sand and clay are practically the only materials available for road building. One of the objects of this bulletin is to give some account of the commonly observed physical characteristics of clays and sands as an aid to the use of these materials for constructing road.... In all cases a mixture of sand and clay is better than either material alone, except perhaps where it is impossible to drain a sandy road, and , in consequences, it it always wet. Very little if any clay, should be used in this case." -- p. 5
Date: 1907
Creator: Spoon, William L. (William Luther), 1862-1942
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of the "20-Foot" Clay and Gardiners Clay in Southern Nassau and Southwestern Suffolk Counties, Long Island, New York

Description: Purpose and scope: This report depicts in detail the areal extent, altitude, thickness, and lithology of the "20-foot" clay and Gardiners Clay (the two thickest and most extensive near-surface confining layers in the area) and redefines the surface of the geologic units that directly underlie these clay units at various locations--the Matawan Group-Magothy Formation, undifferentiated, the Monmouth Group, and the Jameco Gravel.
Date: 1983
Creator: Doriski, Thomas P. & Wilde-Katz, Franceska
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department