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High Tech/Low Tech: the Science and Art of Ceramics (VHS)

High Tech/Low Tech: the Science and Art of Ceramics (VHS)

Manufacturer: Palos Verdes Art Center
Axner Number: A993320
Weight: 0 lbs., 13.44000 oz.


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Product Details
Format: VHS
Run Time: 69 minutes (Volume 1: 26 minutes, Volume 2: 43 minutes)
Studio: Palos Verdes Art Center (1994)
Language: English
Dimensions: 7.5" x 4.2" x 2.2"
Shipping Weight: 0.84 lbs.

Early in 1994 the Palos Verdes Art Center presented "High Tech/Low Tech: the Science and Art of Ceramics." This unique exhibit compared the elegance of skillfully engineered products with the beauty created by individuals concerned primarily with the aesthetics of clay.

Mass produced, high-tech industrial ceramic products selected for their artistic appeal were displayed alongside one-of-a-kind ceramic art created by four nationally known studio potters: Harrison McIntosh, Roseline Delisle, Gregory Roberts and Larry Lubow. In many cases, the industrial products bore a close resemblance to the ceramic artists creations.

Volume One records and explains the exhibition by beginning with the history of academic technical training of studio potters in parallel with ceramic engineering education near the turn of the century and by interviews and studio scenes of featured artists.

Volume Two is an overview of the highlights of the panel discussion held during the exhibit in which four ceramic artists and five industrialists participated. Topics include education, employment, potential, new product development, and a comparison of international approaches to ceramic art and engineering.


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