Hannah Thompsett


Alfred, NY

The forms I create are generated from folded paper. They begin as flat line drawings, which are creased and bent into three dimensions. As I fold, the tension from a singular plane of paper is broken up and transferred into volume. I start to understand what a set of information looks like as both a pattern and as a shape; how slight alterations in the drawing affect its three-dimensional rendition. The same set of information is then translated from paper to ceramic through mold making and slip casting. The final object shows evidence of the original drawing and paper form, but also gains new characteristics through its own material presence.

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