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Ceramics

In an article by Laura Beeston, various ceramic artists comment on the line between art and craft in pottery. Artists are finding themselves having to justify their materials more than ever, despite the fact that clay is one of the oldest. Rachel Gotlieb makes an argument for the relevancy of ceramics in the modern world by saying that “it’s a […]

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Ceramics

This research paper argues that pottery existed as a type of social media in Indigenous North American societies, and uses pottery shards to analyze the social connections between communities. The author, Jacob Lulewicz, explains how he used “changes to both the tempering agents—aplastic materials such as sand, limestone, or crushed shell used to strengthen the ceramic product—added to clays in […]

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Ceramics

This article about the history of ceramics across the world claims that clay is “a durable material with a history spanning 10,500 years that is significant to the study of archaeology and history.” There is complex archaeological, ethnographic, and historical evidence for the importance of pottery across the world. Each region of the world has unique traditions and methods. For […]

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Ceramics

This article from Deneen Pottery gives a brief history of ceramics. Ceramics has been around since 29,000 BCE as one of the world’s earliest inventions. In early civilizations across the world, clay was easy to access and became important because of its utilitarian functions. The first potter’s wheel was invented in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 BCE and revolutionized […]

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Ceramics

This article from Deneen Pottery gives a brief history of ceramics. Ceramics has been around since 29,000 BCE as one of the world’s earliest inventions. In early civilizations across the world, clay was easy to access and became important because of its utilitarian functions. The first potter’s wheel was invented in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 BCE and revolutionized […]

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Right to Privacy and Technology

There is an increasingly more complicated problem of privacy as technology becomes more prevalent in society. In a New Yorker article, Louis Menand argues that “‘the beginning of all freedom’ is ‘the right to be let alone’–that is, the right to privacy.” If society takes away an individual’s right to privacy, freedom itself is put at risk. This can be […]

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The Separation of Church and State

The separation of church and state is a topic debated frequently across the country. While there is little agreement about how large this separation should be, the metaphorical wall is intended to keep the government out of religious traditions as well as the church out of political decisions. Throughout history, the wall of separation has fluctuated as a result of […]

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Separation of Church and State

Throughout history, there has been an ongoing debate about the separation of church and state in the United States. According to an Oxford article by Steven K. Green, “separation of church and state has long been viewed as a cornerstone of American democracy.” Many people disagree, however, with to what extent church and state are currently separate in the United […]

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