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Ceramic art exhibition dabbles with 'cubism' at the Scientific College of Design

May 30, 2014

Times News Service

Muscat:The Scientific College of Design recently organised its first-ever ceramic exhibition under the supervision of C. Jawahar and his students at the Glass gallery at the college. This is the first time that an exhibition was held to display handmade ceramics in the region.

The exhibits involved ceramic creations ranging from the more mundane ceramic sculptures to handmade tile murals, fountains and sculptures integrating cubism into this art form.

The fountains and cubist representations were the highlight of the event, as these two forms were a very innovative idea that had been incorporated and tried by the students in this part of the world.

The tiles had a theme of alphabets, birds and flowers, which were made as groups of four to create a relief mural. Elaborate three-piece fountains, similar to the ones found for sale, have been made by the students and will be on display along with cubism sculptures.

For each of these sculptures, the students used more than three drawing or sketches to create a given theme and concept by using pencils, colour pencils, etc.

The selected drawing was then produced in clay. The creation of tiles used different application techniques, such as surface relief, high relief, and low relief, as well as glaze colours, stain decorations, acrylic applications or transparent glaze applications to provide the finished project.

For the fountains, the aim was to create a desired theme that belongs to the reception of a restaurant, using the right choice of the glaze colours and transparent glaze to decorate according to the concept and theme. The selected drawing was produced using the slap method and coiling method, in first creating a bowl type, in order to recycle the water, then, on the centre of the bowl, create the desired theme.

The cubism sculpture were made by using slap method and coiling method, and is a project meant for the front office display model of a fine art school.

The Scientific College of Design holds a unique place in the sphere of art, as it is the only design college in the Sultanate. The college offers majors in Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Photography, Interior Design and Architecture and Fashion Design.

The institute is affiliated with the Lebanese American University, since its inception in 2006.

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Source: Times of Oman

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