Featured Artist Lisa Welcher | Artsy Shark


Ceramic artist Lisa Welcher presents a collection of handbuilt vessels inspired by ocean life. See more by visiting her website.

 

“Clam Condo” porcelain and stoneware, 10″ x 5.5″

 

I was born in Los Angeles in 1959. I was lucky enough to have a mother that allowed my creativity to flourish. I’ve been a creator since my earliest memories.

 

handbuilt ceramic vessel by Lisa Welcher

“Memories from the Past” stoneware, 5″ x 3″

 

I have experimented with most art media throughout the years, working mostly in clay today. I went to California College of the Arts, in Oakland CA.  Then I moved to San Diego, and lived there for many years.

 

sea urchin ceramic luminary

“Urchin Luminary” glazed stoneware, two pieces, 5.5″ x 5.5″

 

I now live in Hawaii, work out of my oceanfront studio, and am lucky enough to have Molokai Art Center as my second home. I am inspired by the earth, the sea and rhythms of life in various cultures, deeply informing my artistic expressions.

 

ocean inspired porcelain and stoneware vessel

“Seahorse Haven” porcelain and stoneware, 10″ x 5.5″

 

My finely detailed and textured ceramics are typically functional sculptures. I tend to incorporate traditional and unconventional techniques throughout my work.

 

Coral inspired handbuilt ceramic jar

“White Coral Topped Jar” white stoneware with underglazes, 3″ x 5″

 

My ceramics are suggestions of the possibilities of another world. The sea. Of what could, might be happening in the ocean. Another world remains, mostly unseen by people.

 

handbuilt nature inspired lidded ceramic jar

“Small Crackle Nature Jar” stoneware, 5″ x 3″

 

These works are my interpretation of what their world is like. I like to think I’m crafting little underwater habitats. Places for the weary, wet traveler to stop, eat, drink, and get some shuteye, so they can continue on their journey, fresh and well rested.

 

ocean inspired porcelain and stoneware handbuilt vessel

“Barnacle Bar” porcelain and stoneware, 10″ x 5.5″

 

My pieces are all hand built, organic, highly textured and typically, sculptural, as well as functional. I work with porcelain and stoneware.

 

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