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.
City Geode, created and installed in May 2019 by students and Professor Josh Zeis from NDSU is the latest creation. In response to the work, the lead artists said, “What is a city? This City Geode incorporates many of the things that we thought a city needs; buildings, streets, electricity, drainage, and above all else, the human spirit.View Exhibition
Community artist and school art teacher MeLissa Kossick, who guides youth classes at the Museum on art, gardens, and pollinators, has created an enchanting mosaic design in the Creativity Pathway in the Serkland Gallery called Bee in Flight.View Exhibition
Drawing on his childhood memories of the Great Plains, he created a work that speaks to the wide open spaces, huge vistas, and ocean-like skies of the region.View Exhibition
While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.View Exhibition