Don Faulkner has been exploring the translation of architectural design through high-fire ceramics at the Center for Creativity’s Ceramic Studio. Each ceramic vase in this exhibit interprets the architectural design of a famous architect. Through this translation, Faulkner explores the relationship between the production of architecture and the production of high-fire ceramics, sparking a dialogue on scale, form, materiality, and function between the two media. Each process imbues the design work with characteristics and capabilities specific to the medium, while also providing its own inherent challenges and limitations.
Don Faulkner serves as Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at North Dakota State University.
Don Faulkner, Vase inspired by Frank Gehry, 2016, ceramic, 5 x 5 x 15 in.