View Image Gallery Stan Welsh(Full member)Email: Web: www.stanwelsh.com
My work has evolved through many different phases or variations on
theme and style. In the mid 80s to 1990 the theme of my work was large
abstract head forms made out of terra cotta clay. The surfaces were
heavily incised and carved with images and subconscious narratives. The
incised lines and surface textures were filled with brightly colored
glazes leaving the background or exposed areas as raw terra cotta or
brown clay. The emphasis on these sculptures was as much on the surface
drawings as on the forms themselves.
Stan Welsh is a California based ceramic sculptor. Stan's recent work focuses on large Terra-Cotta clay heads aprox 3-4 times life scale and he fires this work to cone 1. The web-site has 6 galleries that represent work done over the past 20 years. Stan is a professor at San Jose State Uni. School of art and design, you will find a link to the ceramic program at San Jose State on his web-site.
1978 - M.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York
2005 - "Santa Clara Arts Council Fellowship Award 2005" - a Northern California fellowship award for ceramics.
2000 - Contemporary Ceramics - by Susan Peterson
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina