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Red Weldon Sandlin

Biography to Display: 

1958Born Owensboro, Kentucky

EDUCATION

1978AA Visual Communications, Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

1986Figure Painting, Continuous Education Program, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

1988Hand-building, Abernathy Community Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1978-1989Graphic Designer and Illustrator

1991-2012Hand-building Instructor for adults and children, Abernathy Community Arts Education Center, Atlanta, Georgia

2008-2012Retail Window Designer, Stylist and Prop Maker, Mooncake Clothing Boutique, Atlanta, Georgia

1986—Studio Artist, Decatur, Georgia

 

Red Weldon Sandlin is primarily a self-taught clay artist. She started her career as a graphic designer and illustrator which is evident in her elaborately painted, hand-built sculptures. Each of her sculptures rests on a plinth painted as a trompe l'oeil book. The books titles reflect the sculpture above them. Often thematically based on classic children's literature, each title is subtly changed to make a tongue in cheek play on the original. Each of her sculptural assemblages includes a teapot. Weldon Sandlin's process begins with sketches and detail motifs on tissue in order to transfer the sketches onto ceramic surfaces.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Celestial Seasonings, Boulder, Colorado

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Dietz, Ulysses Grant. Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy. Madison, Wisconsin: Guild Publishing, 2003.

Glueck, Grace,  ”A Proliferation of Pots: from Exquisite to Goofy to Run of the Kiln.” New York Times, March 28, 2003.

Kagan, Dick, “High Tea,” Art and Antiques (May 2004).

Lawton, Jim. 500 Teapots–Volume 2. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2013.

Triplett, Kathy. Handbuilt Ceramics. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1997.

 

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Typical Marks

Uppercase R impressed, Cobalt Blue or Black underglaze.

2002
2003—
Behind Quiet Veils of Blue Willow
Date: 2001
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Blue and White, Overglaze, Underglaze
 Collection Newark Museum, New Jersey
Collection Newark Museum, New Jersey
Spoutings of a Nightingale
Date: 2002
Materials: White Earthenware
Method: Hand Built (Book plinth is trompe l'oeil paint on wood.)
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Underglaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
The Chinese Quinteaspots
Date: 2003
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze (On Glaze), Underglaze
Photo: David Gullisano
A Naughtea Heart of Pine
Date: 2004
Materials: White Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 5, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/weldon-sandlin