Jim Carlson- 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.