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Ruby Nelson, Cup with Thorns, 2020, wheel throwing, hand building, clay, glaze, 4″ x 5″ x 3″

This media file is attached to: Paragon Arts Gallery Student Exhibition Online 2020

Ruby Nelson, Cup with Thorns, 2020, wheel throwing, hand building, clay, glaze, 4" x 5" x 3"

Ruby Nelson, Cup with Thorns, 2020, wheel throwing, hand building, clay, glaze, 4" x 5" x 3"

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This cup was made with a combination of wheel throwing and hand building. The application of nonfunctional sculptural qualities (the thorns) to an otherwise functional piece (a cup) was used to obscure the relationship between an object and its intended function. By disrupting this narrative of assumed ownership, I intended to place autonomy back onto what is assumed to be non-autonomous.