|dc.description.abstract||The following study is a practice-based research project that incorporates theoretical
and practical components in order to identify more sustainable systems in the
Ceramics Studio of the CVA and to understand the relationship between, process,
media and concept in the creative practice of the researcher, Natasha Hawley. The
studio based practice focuses on a Zero Waste philosophy, altering existing studio
practice and integrating waste as a medium. The main concepts of practice include
experimentation, sustainable practice, waste as an aesthetic medium, visual art
materiality theory and cultural materiality theory.
The theoretical framework integrates sustainability and materiality. An in-depth
examination of the effects of waste on the environment supports the context and
relevance of a sustainable approach on which this study is based. An interrogation of
materiality theory pertaining to the visual arts and social systems provides insight into
the embodied meaning of the vessel in my work. This exploration is reinforced by the
studio practice, which reflects on the physical qualities and processes of the media.
The style of writing pertaining to creative practice in this research has been based on
the reflection, reflexive style as prescribed by the practice-based research approach.
This discussion focuses on the physical and historical materiality of my key media and
the vessel form, and the contribution of process to embodied meaning. Images and
journal references are accompanied by in-depth descriptions of the media and process
in order to establish their fundamental connectedness. Additionally the modes of
display and contribution by peer-review in the set up of the final exhibition illustrate
the importance of appropriate display tactics.||en_US