Ceramics & Pottery
I am a pottery artist in studio four at the Foundry Art Centre and a grade school teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles, MO. My interest in ceramics began in college at Concordia Teacher's College in Seward, NE. I took a course in pottery from Reinhold Marxhausen, a man that is well respected in several artistic mediums. Mr. Marxhausen was featured on the David Letterman Show several times because of his unusual art. While in school I entered several student shows and regional professional shows in the Midwest. I also sold my work at the Market in Omaha, NE.
When I became a teacher at Immanuel, I put my art career on hold until 1999. I then entered a master's program at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. I graduated with a Masters of Studio Art in 2001. I have taken art classes from Webster University, SIUE, and Washington University as well.
I was juried into the Foundry Art Centre when the Centre opened and have been juried in again in June of last year. I have had several works featured in the Gallery section in Clay Times Magazine.
I enjoy making art that is unusual and kind of whimsical. I teach children and adult pottery classes in my studio. My work is intended to inspire the children and the adults that I teach. I enjoy hand building pottery, throwing on the wheel and combining the two methods to produce unique pieces of art.
Pottery Classes | Morning, evening, and afternoon sessions are available for children and adults who want to learn more about pottery. The price includes the clay, glazings, firings, and instruction.
To sign up, contact Jim at 636-723-2236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.