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Brian Persha

Biography to Display: 

1943 Born Montana


1967MA Sculpture & Ceramics, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana


1967—Professional Artist

Fire Art Foundry, San Diego, California

Instructor, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California


Brian Persha is known for creating wheel-thrown functional and decorative pottery using a clay body blend of stoneware and porcelain. Persha high-fires work in a reduction atmosphere in a gas kiln. Surface techniques include a variety of earth-toned, cream, and blue glazes and a pre-firing over-glaze brush applied abstract oxide design.

In addition to works in clay, Persha creates figurative bronze sculptures.



Typical Marks
Date: 1987
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Don Hanson Collection
Photo: TMP
Don Hanson Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 14, 2019.