Artistic Expression and Material Limitations

An Iterative Process of Porcelain Making


  • Anne Solberg USN


Emneord (Nøkkelord):

Artistic research, craft research, porcelain, material expressivity


This paper explores the iterative process of striving for artistic expressivity and developing crafting techniques in a porcelain-making project. The paper is about mitigating the tensions and flaws in porcelain bodies by trying out technical solutions while searching for genuine porcelaneous expressivity in artmaking. The paper presents examples of a working process of material-based art, from the first samples of material collapse to an exhibition of finished works in an art gallery, allowing the reader to see how faults and failures contribute to this development. The paper advocates that craft science and artistic research are closely integrated and intertwined.


Anne Solberg, USN

Associate Professor, PhD



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Hvordan referere

Solberg, A. (2021). Artistic Expression and Material Limitations: An Iterative Process of Porcelain Making. FormAkademisk , 14(2).

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