"Self" is a record of developing an understanding of self-portraiture as a tool to tell a story. The resulting show from this body of work is a series of self-portraits completed in varying methods of ceramic firing and surface manipulation processes. This writing travels in order as the thesis developed, as I figured out how to tell a more direct story using my understanding of my surroundings, my relationship to my references, my peers, my professors, my hands and my history. "Self" is a record of the time I spent learning how to transform my material understanding of ceramics, my love for drawing and my study of self-portraiture into a cohesive readable body of works depicting a sense of time, a presence of emotion and a rendering of a reflection.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
China painting--Themes, motives; China painting--Technique; Self-portraits
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Shea, John, "Self" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus