Hunter-Wolff Gallery is pleased to offer raku-fired wall hangings by Colorado artist Bart Walsh. He says his search for knowledge and understanding of the creative process began as a child. Skills with tools and knowledge of craftsmanship were gained working in side by side with his grandfather. He spent many hours with his grandfather in his woodworking shop and later renovating and building houses while in high school and college.
Bart’s architectural studies at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Fine Arts also included painting, sculpture and ceramics. He learned machine and industrial production design working with an inventor and an English trained master tool and die maker.
But it wasn’t until the early 1980’s when he was re-introduced to ceramics with his daughters in a recreational ceramics program. Although detoured from ceramics by 35 years as an architect and project manager, his interest in ceramics remained. Then in 2006, his youngest daughter re-introduced him to ceramics which included is first experience with the dynamic and unpredictable process of Raku. His unique style of Raku wall art and decorative pottery pieces are the result of a life time interest in architecture and art. Building on years of experience as a practicing architect, Bart’s Raku pieces evolved from an intuitive sense of space, geometric form, positive and negative volumes, texture, pattern, color and dynamic balance. Each piece is hand-built, shaped and connected using unique forming, patterning and bonding techniques.
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