Emily M. Cordonnier, Megan Marie Lewis



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A summer filled with uncertainty and social unrest, Megan Lewis and Emily Cordonnier researched methods of making and the creative processes. Lewis explored the intersection of form and design through clay. Using a wheel-throwing technique, she created pieces influenced by ceramic artists whose work balances at the intersection of fine art and design. Her final project was the culmination of the work she created over the tumultuous summer of 2020. Cordonnier’s research focused on paper-making techniques through experimentation and chance processes. The final book celebrates the outcomes of research and process utilizing found vinyl letters and handmade paper. Throughout their research and creative processes, both Lewis and Cordonnier researched and drew inspiration from a range of artists and designers that linked to their discipline of graphic design. In addition, research was recorded through weekly podcasts that served as a mode of dialogue about their summer research.

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Project Designation

Independent Research

Primary Advisor

Misty K. Thomas-Trout

Primary Advisor's Department

Art and Design


Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

Graphic Design Summer Fellowship 2020