I make clay objects that are influenced by nature.
Embedded in the layers of intention and accident are the ideas that inspire my work.
Lisa's signature


Large Scale Installation

4,000+ Porcelain Leaves

Sculpture Commissioned by Craig Hall for an office building in Frisco, Texas
Photos by Harrison Evans

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Porcelain Leaves Sculpture

2.2.2. Seoul-Dallas-Seoul

Tong-In Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Keun Joong Kim + Sun Doo Kimn
Lisa Ehrich + Rick Maxwell
Hyun Ju Chung + Chong Keun Chu


Porcelain & Stoneware
9'x 6'x 7"



Porcelain & Steel Band


Black Cloud

Black Stoneware

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black cloud installation

Leaf Vessels

Porcelain + Stoneware
leaf bowl 01 sculpture
leaf bowl 04 sculpture
leaf bowl 10 sculpture
leaf bowl 11 sculpture
leaf bowl 12 sculpture
leaf bowl 13 sculpture
leaf bowl 14 sculpture
leaf bowl 05 sculpture
leaf bowl 15 sculpture
leaf bowl 16 sculpture
leaf bowl 19 sculpture
leaf bowl 17 sculpture
leaf bowl 18 sculpture
leaf bowl 20 sculpture
leaf bowl 21 sculpture
leaf bowl 22 sculpture
leaf bowl 23 sculpture
leaf bowl 24 sculpture
leaf bowl 25 sculpture
bowlful sculpture
leaf bowl 30 sculpture
leaf bowl 31 sculpture
leaf bowl 32 sculpture
leaf bowl 33 sculpture


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sculpture 09 sculpture
sculpture 16 sculpture
sculpture 17 sculpture
sculpture 18 sculpture

Sculptural Vessels

rocks 14 sculpture
rocks 3 sculpture
rocks 5 sculpture
rocks 12 sculpture
rocks 13 sculpture
rocks 11 sculpture
rocks 4 sculpture

Wall Sculptures

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Curriculum Vita


1981 - MFA University of North Texas, Denton, TX

1978 - BFA University of Texas, Austin, TX


2020-2022 - Brookhaven Campus, Dallas College - Faculty

1983-2021 - 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


2019 - La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy; Exploring the Figure, Workshop with Donna Polseno

2017 - La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy, Porcelain Tableware, Richard Hensley Workshop

2017 - La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy; Porcelain Tableware, Workshop with Richard Hensley

2015 - La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy; From the Wall to the Table, Workshop with Donna Polseno

2013 - La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy; Garden Objects, Workshop with Donna Polseno

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, Sante Fe, NM; Ceramics

1988 - British Fiend Course; London & environs, Drawing

1985 - Italian Fiend Course; Rome & environs, Drawing


2012 - Forms of Expression: A Survey in Contemporary Clay, Middle Tennessee State U.

2011 - Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts - Newcastle, Maine

2009 - Natural Tendencies, VAL, Lewisville, TX

2007 - Line to Volume, National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts, Louisville, KY

2007 - New Work, East Oklahoma University, University Gallery, Ada, OK

2007 - CraftHouston: Texas, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Traveling Exhibition

2006 - National Clay Invitational, University of Texas Gallery, Tyler

Lisa Ehrich teaching in Italy


From years 2022 to 2013 inclusive
Griffin street Studios, Maxwell Studio, Dallas, TX

From years 2021,2019 to 2013 inclusive
Brookhaven College Faculty Exhibition, Forum Gallery, Dallas, TX

Interchange, Complex Museum, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Interchange, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

One Evolution and Human Touch, Tong-In Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2.2.2. Dallas-Seoul-Korea, Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, TX

Craig Hall Commission, Permanent Installation, Hall Park, Frisco TX

Latino Cultural Center, Invitational, Dallas, TX

Plano Art Center, Invitational, Plano, TX

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

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

Modartist Gallery, Dallas, TX

Couples, Bath House Gallery, Dallas, TX

Woodfired, Crat Guild of Dallas, Addison, TX

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

Texas Jewish Art Association, Jewish Community Cent er, Dallas, TX

Stoked in Texas, NCECA, Houston, TX

Meadows Gallery, University of Texas, Tyler, TX

Van Court Installation, Private Commission, Dallas, TX

Kittle Installation, Private Commission, Dallas, TX

MOTA Exhibition, Uptown Chabad, Dallas, TX

Reunion Exhibition, Practical Arts Gallery, Pheonix, AZ

Organica, Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, TX

Station Designer, Farmers Branch DART Station, Farmers Branch, TX

Recent Works by DCCCD Clay Artists, El Centro College, Dallas, TX

3 Clay Sculptors, Galveston Community College, Galveston, TX

Academia: Pushing the Boundary, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas , TX

Hunter Installation, Private Commission, Dallas, TX

Form, Fire, & Fiction, Plano Art Center, Plano, TX

Texas Clay Art, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos

Surfaces, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX

Attachments, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX

Leah, Stella, & Lisa Ehrich, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX

New Work, Cidnee Patrick Gallery, Dallas, TX

Texas Mud, The Contemporary, Dallas, TX

The Clay & Glass Show, Corning College, Corning, NY

>Made in Texas, New Braunfels Museum of Art, New Braunfels

Critic’s Choice, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX

New Work, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

Clay National Invitational, Texas A & M, Commerce, TX

Station Designer, Farmers Branch DART Station

San Angelo Clay National, San Angelo Museum of Art

Designed Dallas Area Rapid Transit Valley View Station


Lisa Ehrich artical in Ceramics, Mastering the Craft publication

Mastering the Craft, Richard Zakin
p.183, 2001

Lisa Ehrich artical in Ceramics Monthly publication

Ceramics Monthly
“Urban Wood Kiln"
p.35, Mar. 1999

Lisa Ehrich artical in The Best of New Ceramic Art publication

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

Lisa Ehrich artical in Hand Formed CeramicsCeramics, Mastering the Craft publication

Hand Formed Ceramics
Richard Zakin
p.86, 1995

Lisa Ehrich artical in Ceramics, Art & Perception publication

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



Lisa Ehrich photo

" Having grown up in a small town in Mississippi, several things were very important to me, traveling and making things. Traveling affirmed that the world was much larger than the Delta and making things allowed my hands to understand the beauty and oddness of the world in which I lived. "

" Encouraging our creative spirit, my parents sent my sister and I to study art for the summer at the Banff Center of Arts in Alberta, Canada when I was 13. I was transformed by the experience and knew my life would always include some form of art- making. It was my sophomore year in college at the University of Texas at Austin that I took my first ceramics class. Graduate school followed at University of North Texas where my major was Ceramics and my minor, Sculpture. I graduated UNT in 1981 with a clear vision of wanting to teach in higher education and desiring to make things in clay. "

" I am enjoying 30+ years of teaching and chairing an outstanding Art Department at Brookhaven College in Dallas, TX. Clay continues to excite me as the primary medium in my studio practice. Travel also continues to be priority choice for professional and personal growth and fun. "

Lisa Ehrich signature

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.