Mótandi efni jarðar
Saga, miðlun og fræðilegt viðhorf til leirlistar

This project is about ceramic and the cultural heritage that lies in the art form.
Clay has been used for artistic creation for thousands of years throughout the world. The history of humanity can be read from the history of the ceramic by examining the past, the practicalities and the methods of the past.
The aim of the project is to increase knowledge of ceramic. Attitudes, traditions and technical changes that have taken place in the art form in recent years.
A case study was conducted that monitored six artists at work and also interviewed them. It was noted why they choose to work with clay as a material in their artistic creation, what methods they use, processes, beliefs, and how to increase the weight of knowledge in the art form.
The pedagogical context was linked to the importance of integrating culture into art education. Get students to know their origins, get an understanding of their environment and be able to compare themselves with other cultures throughout history and the work of artists. Exemplars increase students understanding of the art form as well as see and sense where it comes from and how it is. The results of the study indicate that artists use the material in different ways. There is great diversity in the art form, whether it is the clay itself, the methods or the use of material.
The attitude of the artists to the art form was very positive, but they felt it was necessary to increase public knowledge, create new study material and start collaboration between schools and artists. The study summarized material on ceramic and artists from around the world. Such material must be in place to lead students through the world of clay.


Guðrún Jóna Halldórsdóttir
Gudrunh16 [at] gmail.com
Advisor: Sigurlína Margrét Osuala