UMass Dartmouth 2022 MFA Thesis
March 30 – May 6, 2022
Reception: Saturday, April 2, 3-5 pm
Artist Talks: Thursday, AHA! Night,
April 14 at 7 pm
University Art Gallery
College of Visual and Performing Arts
UMass Dartmouth, 715 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Presented by Jordan Blankenship
This work has been in development for the past 2 years- I'm finally excited to formally announce the shows opening on April 2nd 2022. Join the mailing list to see exclusive previews and learn more about my process as I prepare to launch my new designs.
My work offers design solutions for how to store everyday household objects and at the same time present them. The use of the cabinet is built with this dual purpose in mind, how to store and present and make a collection something more than just a dish you place away.
The cabinet unit is multi-functional and can act as either two side shelves, a pullout drawer, or when whole a custom cabinet. This cabinet was painstakingly handcrafted to exact specifications with careful attention to detail for exceptional quality to store the 4.5 and 8.25 collections. Much like the ceramic series, these cabinets offer a wide range of interactions for function and presentation. They present a sense of balance and symmetry that allows for choice, reflection on downsizing with comfort and beauty all-in-one. The cabinet aids the viewer for soulful personal ritual in their own home or space and the resounding magnitude that simple clay, wood & cork can enhance the livelihood of the user’s life and room it's in.