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Ignacious Russell Wentling, Ig

Biography to Display: 

1976 Born Ephrata, Pennsylvania


1998 BA Studio Art, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

2001 MFA Ceramics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa


1998-2000 Kiln Room Coordinator, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

1998-2001Teaching Assistant, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

1999-2001 Museum Installation Technician, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2001 Sculptural Technician, A.R.T. Research Enterprises, Lancaster, PA

2003— Owner/Artist, Clay-Terra Studios, Yarnell, Pennsylvania


Ig Wentling makes functional hand built wood fired stoneware pottery. The surfaces and colors are the result of raw, iron-rich clay bodies interacting directly with flame and airborne ash particles.

Wentling appreciates the unintended surfaces and colors of wood firing on the surfaces of his ceramics.  



Typical Marks

Japanese inspired personal insignia. Stylized self-portrait spelling "IG" when rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise.

ca. 2016
Ball Jar
Date: ca. 2016
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Woodfire
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified March 16, 2023.