New Ceramics Out of Brunei Darussalam: A Teaching Exhibition


"New Ceramics Out of Brunei Darussalam: A Teaching Exhibition" was a recent studio-based exhibition of ceramic sculptures from local clay found on the University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) campus, Brunei Darussalam. Geiger-Ho's solo exhibition represented a body of work and its relationship to Brunei's creative industries. Geiger-Ho's exhibition was intended to be a teaching model for her ceramic students and the public as a means for introducing the concept of using found clay as opposed to already processed commercial clay. Furthermore, her exhibition also included digital photography showcasing the techniques and skills involved with locating, excavating and processing ceramic materials, along with images about the methods involved with the making and firing of her experimental ceramic sculptures. This paper will also examine the methodology, content and outcome of her practice-based research and its importance for producing artwork that is essentially made from clay that is the same as the kind used for making bricks. Geiger-Ho's exegesis highlights how her exhibition at the Inspiring Hall, UBD Student Centre, from 30 November to 5 December 2015 demonstrated the concept that practice as research in art not only produces knowledge but also the capacity to show how that knowledge is revealed, acquired and expressed. Finally, Geiger-Ho will explain her lesson plan for teaching her AR-4305 Ceramics and Product Design students how to locate and use local Bruneian clay to make functional pottery and sculpture.

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Martie Geiger-Ho, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

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Conference: ACAH2016
Stream: Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts

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