Nora Moelle (PhD) – Breaking Symmetry: the structure and dynamics of form in ceramics

Nora Moelle Invitation_webmail_Page_1Nora Moelle (PhD)
Breaking Symmetry: the structure and dynamics of form in ceramics

In the vessel form, the practice of ceramics is inextricably tied to concepts of symmetry, which is crucial in terms of structure and dynamics. Inspired by an archaeological find of Stone Age pottery near my hometown of Trento, Italy, I was motivated to explore ways to ‘break’ symmetry and thus create new ceramic vessel forms.
My PhD research has reviewed how perceptions of symmetry—historically synonymous with beauty, harmony, rhythm and balance—have shifted over time towards revolutionary changes in aesthetic perception. The Antique meaning of harmony of proportion as well as the modern conceptualisation of symmetry, inclusive of elements of non-Euclidean geometry, have informed my investigations and my own ceramic work.
– Nora Moelle, 2014

Start date: Wednesday January 21st 2015

End Date: Saturday 7th February 2015

Opening: Saturday 24th January 2015 at 2pm

Exhibition dates: 21 January2015 to 7th February 2015
Gallery hours: Wednesdays to Fridays 10am–5pm, Saturdays 12noon–4pm, or by appointment.

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