A work of art that is composed of found objects. Artist manipulate preexisting objects and sometimes incorporate them with other mediums, such as painting or printmaking
The process of creating a form by pouring a liquid material into a mold, allowing it to harden, and then removing the mold.
The combination of the visual elements of art according to such principles as balance and unity
Works that have a temporary immediacy or are built with the recognition that they will disintegrate.
A buttress that is exterior to a building but connected in a location that permits the buttress to support an interior vault.
In ceramics, a hard, glossy coating formed by applying a liquid suspension of powdered material to the surface of a ware, which is then dried and fired at a temperature that causes the ingredients to melt together.
In architecture, the wedge-shaped stone placed in the top center of an arch to prevent the arch from falling inward.
A distinctive emblematic design or signature used to identify and advertise a company or an organization
Lost Wax Technique
A bronze-casting process in which an initial mold is made from a model (usually clay) and filled with molten wax. A second, fire resistant mold is made from the wax and molten bronze is cast in it.
In sculpture, the process of shaping a pliable material, such as clay or wax, into a three-dimensional form
A fine crust or film that forms on bronze or copper because of oxidation. It usually provides a desirable greenish or greenish blue tint to the metal.
A hard, white, translucent, nonporous clay body. The bisque is fired at a relatively low temperature and the glaze at a high temp.
Found objects that are exhibited as works of art, frequently after being placed in a new context with a new title
Sculpture that is carved to ornament architecture or furniture, as opposed to freestanding sculpture.
The art of carving, casting, modeling, or assembling materials into three-dimensional figures or forms
Steel Cage construction
A method of building that capitalizes on the strength of steel by piecing together slender steel beams to form the skeleton of a structure.
A ceramic that is fired at a 2,300-2,700 F. The resulting object is usually gray but can be tan or reddish. Nonporous or slightly porous and is used in dinnerware and ceramics sculpture.
Terra Cotta (earthenware)
A hard reddish brown earthenware used in sculpture and pottery; usually left unglazed.