Lisa Ehrich ~ Ceramic Artist
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I make clay objects that are influenced by nature. Embedded in the layers of intention and accident are the ideas that inspire my work: the sensuality of form, implied volume, human touch to a natural object, symbols of fragility, healing, and regeneration.

"Falling" Large Scale Installation

4,000+ porcelain leaves/sculpture commissioned by Craig Hall for an office building in Frisco, TX.

Photos by Harrison Evans

Works

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Leaf Vessels
Sculptures
Wall Sculpture
Double Walled Vessels

I make clay objects that are influenced by nature. Embedded in the layers of intention and accident are the ideas that inspire my work: the sensuality of form, implied volume, human touch to a natural object, symbols of fragility, healing, and regeneration.

My experience of working with clay cannot be separated from my life experience which includes a passion for research and travel. My eyes, head, and spirit have been filled with the images of a ceramic world that include ancient skills, timeless forms, conceptual and symbolic content. Italian niches, Stonehenge, the Canadian Rockies, my backyard garden and much more reside in my subconscious well that feeds my imagery and symbolism.

I move from throwing to handbuilding seeking the process that best actualizes the ideas that emerge. My surfaces are intended to reveal the form, to feel like the skin of an object, appearing as a natural consequence of its being. I focus on atmospheric firings to achieve the desired effects and often use sandblasting a final step. A medley of other materials is sometimes employed to complete a concept which results in a visually poetic combination.

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Cirruculum Vitae
  • Education
  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Publications
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Lisa Ehrich

lisaehrich@yahoo.com
Dallas, TX
Education

1981 - MFA, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

1978 - BFA, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Teaching Experience

1983-Present - Brookhaven College, Dallas - Chair/Faculty, School of the Arts

1981-1982 - Tarrant Community College - Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts

1979-1981 - University of North Texas - Teaching Associate, Fine Arts

Teaching Experience - Field Courses & Abroad

2017 - La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy, Thrown and Altered Porcelain

2015 - La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy, From the Wall to the Table: Terracotta Workshop

2013 - La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy, Garden Objects: Terracotta Workshop

2002 - Vermont Carving and Sculpture Studio, Rutland, VT: Figurative Clay Sculpture

2001 - Vermont Carving and Sculpture Studio, Rutland, VT: Marble Carving

1996 - New Mexico Field Course, Santa Fe, NM: Ceramics

1988 - British Field Course, London & environs: Drawing

1985 - Italian Field Course, Rome & environs: Drawing

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Selected Exhibitions & Commissions

2018
2.2.2 Seoul-Dallas_Seoul, Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, TX

2.2.2 Seoul-Dallas_Seoul, Tong-In Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2017
Craig Hall Commission, Installation, Frisco TX

Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

Griffin Street Studios, Maxwell Studio, Dallas, TX

2016
Art of the Pot, Cera-mix Studio, Austin, TX

Griffin Street Studios, Maxwell Studio, Dallas, TX

2015
Clay Invitational, New Bedford Museum of Art, New Bedford, CT

Modartist Gallery, Dallas TX

Couples, Bath House Gallery, Dallas, TX

Griffin Street Studios, Maxwell Studio, Dallas, TX

2014
Woodfired, Crat Guild of Dallas, Addison, TX

20th Anniversary Exhibition, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Texas Jewish Art Association, Jewish Community Center, Dallas, TX

Griffin Street Open Studios, Maxwell Studio, Dallas, TX

2013
Stoked in Texas, NCECA, Houston, TX

Meadows Gallery, University of Texas, Tyler, TX

Griffin Street Studios, Maxwell Studio, Dallas, TX

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Guest Artist Workshops
& Residency

Guest Artist Workshops and Residency

2011 - Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts - Newcastle, Maine

2008 - University of Texas, Tyler - Ceramics

2003 - SMU, Dallas, TX - Ceramics

2001 - Collin County Community College, Plano, TX - Ceramics

1997 - University of Texas, Tyler, TX - Ceramics

1989 - Paris Junior College, Paris, TX - Ceramics

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Publications

Ceramics, Mastering the Craft Richard Zakin, p. 183, 2001

Ceramics Monthly “Urban Wood Kiln”, p. 35, March 1999

The Best of New Ceramic Art Hand Books, Inc., p. 18, 1997

Hand Formed Ceramics Richard Zakin, p. 86, 1995

Ceramics, Art & Perception “NCECA Clay National”, Dec. 1993

I welcome your comments and inquiries.