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Do numbers in a bank account make people happy?

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I believe that money can help make people feel more secure in the United States. However, I don’t believe it is the core of what makes people happy. In the United States we need money in order to have health care, food, and shelter. Which are things I believe make us happy. You can’t be […]

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Wheel Throwing Bowls

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Objective: Use color, open forms, texture, and rhythm to create dynamic forms Use a pottery wheel Create functional objects Use mixed building methods There were multiple parts to this project. Particularly 3 different sections. Section 1: Throw 15 high walled open form bowls (opening 6-8 in. diameter) Be wheel trimmed Section 2: 4 of the […]

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Chris Gustin

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His website: https://www.gustinceramics.com/ About the artist: He was born in 1952, in Chicago, IL. However he grew up in California. His family part owned businesses in white ware ceramic manufacturing. He first tried to attended college studying sciences, but stopped going and started working in his families factory. After some time he went on to […]

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Intellectual Journey

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I have grown my intellect throughout my twenty-one years a couple of different ways. Some examples are: Learning from parents Learning from guardians Reading Journaling Education From a young age my parents made some poor decisions. Over the years this lead me to reflect and gain knowledge about things I do not want to be […]

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Dynamic Form – Ceramic Exploration (Flower Vase)

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Objective: Create a dynamic for that is taller than it is wide At least 12 inches high. No more than 15 in. Texture Additive & subtractive surfaces Hollow Use coil & slab techniques Contrasting forms Engage viewers from all sides Research and planning: Before starting this project I figured out what I wanted this forms […]

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Lifework & Career Interests

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I find making an impact on someone’s life in a positive way, one of the most important aspects of what I do in life. From small acts of kindness, doing what’s just, and connecting with others. I truly believe in honesty, and passing on a helping hand to those when I can. This brings meaning […]

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Personal Learning Network

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What? A personal learning network (PLN) is a way to engage with people in your field. To share your ideas, learn from other’s and make connections. It also helps your mind to keep growing; keeping you updated on what’s new within your field. This semester at Plymouth State University I am getting ready to graduate […]

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Re-Imagining the Structure of College Learning

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Colleges have begun to see a problem with how higher education has been formed. The divided knowledge leaves gaps in learning. Which an interdisciplinary experience helps fill the in knowledge gaps. It is also said that Interdisciplinary studies in higher education is more beneficial for young adults  as they are transitioning into real life. The […]

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An Art Professor’s Thoughts

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Talking to other’s about topics and picking at each others brains can help create new ideas, get away from repetitive ways, and evolve. Especially those you admire because you can hear different perspectives and gain wise insight. I chose to hear the thoughts of my favorite art professor I have had so far at Plymouth […]

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