Project : Choose a ceramic vessel from the Bronze Age and remake that piece in a contemporary context.
Changes : Alter the form, scale, texture, content, etc. for a piece from between 3300BCE to 600BCE.
Examples : Examples may include Greek Amphora pots, Chinese pottery from multiple dynasties, and Mycenaean works. Be aware of the different utilitarian uses for these vessels, any political messages (Greek) and how and why drawings were used during any particular time period.
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