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Justin Rothshank

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

2000 BA Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2010 Artist in Residence, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2001-2009 Co-founder, the Union Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2005 Studio ceramic artist, Rothshank Artworks

 

Justin Rothshank is known for functional terra cotta pieces which are thrown on the potter's wheel, coated with slip and fired. Frequently work is decorated with decals.

Rothshank prints decals in his studio choosing imagery that refer to historical figures and events, current political figures as well as images of flowers and objects from nature.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“Breaking the Rules: Pushing the Limits with Decals.” Pottery Making Illustrated (March/April 2008.

Garrison, Audrie. “Profile Article Elkhart Truth, Coupled in Work, Coupled in Life.”  Boston Globe, October 1, 2009.

Gess, Terry. 500 Pitchers: Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2006.

Hopkins, Bryan. “How Low Can You Go?” Ceramics Monthly (June/July/August 2014).

“In Perfect Union” Pulp Magazine 1 no. 6 (April 25, 2002).

“Inspired Spaces.” Pittsburgh Business Times 21 no22, December 21, 2001.

Kalay, Leman. “The Use of Printing Techniques in Ceramics.”  Ceramics Technical 39.

Knapp, Jessica. “Mug Giveaways.” Ceramics Monthly (March 2013).

Lark Crafts. 500 Tiles: An inspiring Collection of International Work. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2008.

McQuaid, Cate. “Feeling the Pop, in Any Guise.” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, August 26, 2009.

“Our Most Valuable Tools.” New Ceramics (Germany) 4 (2010).

“Pittsburgh’s Union Project.” Journal of Housing and Community Development (March/April 2005).

Pozo, Angelica. “Head of the Glass.” Old House Journal (December 2007).

Rothshank, Justin. “Trading Experiences.” Ceramics Monthly (April 2012).

 

Website(s):

www.rothshank.com

 

Typical Marks
2015
2016
ca 2016
ca 2016
Bottle I
Date: 2015
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Bottle Flight with Poppies
Date: 2015
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar with Brass Finial
Date: 2016
Materials: Earthenware, Metal, Wood
Method: Thrown (Lid is wood, finial is brass)
Surface Technique: Gilding, Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated
Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts,  gift of Donald Clark,  2018.C01
Photo: TMP
Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, gift of Donald Clark, 2018.C01
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase
Date: ca 2016
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified April 24, 2024. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/rothshank