• MFA in Design

  • Alingo Loh
    Jason Harrow
    Shayna Proctor
    Treanndis Hurst

  • Maria Bujalska - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Maria Bujalska

    crystals behaviors exploration
    growing process
    crystals shaping the felt
    guiding patterns
    crystals growing inside porcelain
    crystals behaviors on ceramics
    ceramic pot mutating
    distortion process
    distortions vases
    IMG_9184

    crystals behaviors exploration

    ammonium / cooper sulfate / alum on felt

    growing process

    alum, felt

    crystals shaping the felt

    ammonium phosphate, felt

    guiding patterns

    alum, felt

    crystals growing inside porcelain

    alum, porcelain

    crystals behaviors on ceramics

    alum, porcelain

    ceramic pot mutating

    cooper sulfate , ceramics

    distortion process

    porcelain

    distortions vases

    porcelain

    IMG_9184

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    mariabujalska@gmail.com

    www.mariabujalska.com

    Thesis Abstract

    Mass production lines have left society with perfectly etched and conformed products far removed from the unique and complex forms we find in nature. My work seek ways to express the complexity and uncontrolledness of nature and incorporate it into serial produced objects. In an effort to achieve this, I conducted series of material explorations in which complexity of forms and textures were an outcome of inherit behaviors of given materials. My experiments with ceramics and natural fibers led me to crystals which enabled me to create organic, self-spreading patterns on felt.

    As an outcome of my explorations I have designed felt planters covered with crystalized ammonium phosphate. Characteristics of felt and ammonium creates an environment in which living plants grow into the felt and are fed by crystals to slowly become part of the planter.