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Brian Persha

Biography to Display: 

1943 Born Montana

EDUCATION

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

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

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
1987
Vase
Date: 1987
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Mug
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. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/persha