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Triesch Voelker

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1957 Born Bunkie, Louisiana


1980, 1982 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1981 BFA Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1983 University of Georgia, Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy

1984 MFA University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia


1994 Visiting Instructor, Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio

1994, 1996, 2002, 2008 Instructor, Penland School of Craft, Penland, North Carolina

1996, 2001 Visiting Instructor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1998-2008 Assistant Director, Santa Fe Clay Ceramic Art Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Triesch Voelker uses porcelain to create functional wheel thrown forms. The surfaces are incised and glazed using oxides and stains with a subdued use of color.

Voelker's early work featured large areas of traditionally used glaze color. Eventually he began to use the white porcelain as a canvas for homoerotic bold line underglaze illustrations that he enhances with very careful use of bright colors.


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Bibliography to Display: 

Ostermann, Matthias. The New Maiolica: Contemporary Approaches to Colour and Techniques. London England: A & C Black Publishers, 1999.


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Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California


Typical Marks
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified March 19, 2023.