Saturday April 13, 2019
St. Nicholas Cultural Center 2250 East Paris Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Friday‐Saturday, February 8 & 9, 2019
Friday 9am – 4pm with an artist's talk beginning at 4pm Friday
Saturday 9am – 4pm
$75 for the two days
Justin Rothshank has been working as a studio ceramic artist in Goshen, Indiana since 2009. In 2001 he co‐founded the Union Project, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh, PA.Justin’s ceramic work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, including articles in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Studio Potter, The Log Book, and Neue Keramik.
He has been a presenter, panelist, visiting artist, and artist‐in‐residence at numerous universities, schools, conferences, and art centers throughout the United States and abroad. His functional and decorative ceramic ware is available for purchase in more than two dozen galleries and gift shops around the country.
Justin was presented with an Award of Excellence by the American Craft Council in February 2009. In 2007 he was recognized by Ceramics Monthly Magazine as an Emerging Artist. He has also been awarded an Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant for Arts Managers, a 2007 Work of Art Award from Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the 2005 Decade of Servant Leadership Award from Goshen College, and was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2005.
Justin will be giving a presentation about his current and past work as well as demoing his standing throwing technique and decal application. He will also be sharing his wealth of knowledge about ceramic media and materials and his experiences as a full time potter with an emphasis on sales strategies. Justin is a founding member of the Michiana Pottery Tour.