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Stan Cheren

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1940 Born Miami Beach, Florida

EDUCATION

1961 Summer Courses, Pottery, Printmaking, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1962 BA Fine Art, Painting Major, Art History Minor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

1967-1968Graduate Coursework (Ceramics, Jewelry, Art History), Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

RESIDENCIES

1968 Artist in Residence, Ron Burke Studios, Rock Tavern, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1962-1965 Junior and Senior High Art Instructor, Florida Public Schools

1968-1969 Pottery and Jewelry Instructor, Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit, Michigan

1969-1976 Founder, The Sunshine Company Craft Cooperative, Detroit, Michigan and Celo, North Carolina

2002—Sole Proprietor, Sierra Terra Cotta – Los Angeles, California and Chapel Hill, North Carolina

 

Stan Cheren is known for wheel-thrown or slip-casted terracotta pottery finished with up to 6 applications of majolica base coat and colorful decorations. Work is often fired several times to build up the surface and design. Work is first bisque fired then Cheren uses a majolica technique of first applying an allover majolica white base coat. Next, the color design is painted directly over the unfired white majolica base coat before firing.  This sequence can be repeated several times and may require Cheren to fire his work at cone-4 up to 6 times.

Cheren's decorative techniques include sprigging and incising. Cheren uses native terracotta for his throwing body and casting slips. Added sculpted animals are a feature in Cheren's work as is painting directly on the base white majolica coats.

Cheren is steeped in the North Carolina Pottery tradition. He initially produced high fired stoneware and began to develop a focus on terracotta out of necessity. During an extended stay in Los Angeles, California he found it difficult to locate high fire kilns to fire his stoneware work.  This prompted him to explore low-temperature electric firing processes.

 

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks
ca. 2016
Butter Dish with Fish
Date: ca. 2016
Form: Butter Dish
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Butter Dish with Cheese and Knife
Form: Butter Dish
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Plate with Dolphins
Form: Plate
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown, Press Mold, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Flying Octopus Plate
Form: Plate
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified April 11, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/cheren