Robert Beishline

My studio work focuses on the intersection between functional and sculptural forms in ceramics.  While my core influences are the waters and woods of the Northwest, everyday forms like radios, camper trailers, and cars take their place amidst the earthy pottery forms.  My current exploration of screen printing and image transfer techniques on clay and paper is influenced by my interest in poetry and narrative, and by a desire to express the stories and mythology I see in the lives of people around me.  I enjoy elevating these characters through decoration inspired by Turkish Ottoman decorative patterns, and Dutch Delft decoration.  I maintain an active studio practice and show my work locally and regionally in the Pacific Northwest, and I am active in professional groups such as Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Washington Clay Arts Association, and Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln.

categories: Ceramics