Josh DeWeese is a very popular, well loved artist. His iconic forms are highly collectable, and live comfortably in both homes and museum collections. He creates beautifully enriched, wood fired surfaces that intimate secret meaning beneath the multi layered glaze coating.
“I have developed a passion for painting with ceramic materials. I enjoy the phenomenon of the melt and the element of gravity that enters the image through running glaze. The loss of control is important, blurring the lines made with the hand, and introducing a sense of alchemy. The viscosity and movement of the glaze becomes an important element in the final image. I am interested in translating what I see in front of me, whatever it may be.
Many of the drawings are sketches of my studio or the view out the window. Images of pottery in my studio often dance across the forms I am glazing. Virtually any view may serve as a still life to respond to. The drawings often disappear among the layers of information that become the final surface, creating a sense of depth and curiosity.”
Jean Griffith Fellowship, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
Residency Award, LH Project, Joseph, OR
Second Place, Form Follows Function, National Juried Exhibition, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
Jurors Award, Porcelain 2000, National Juried Exhibition, Esmay Fine Art, Rochester, NY
Holiday Exhibition, invitational, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Wood-fired Ceramics, Invitational, Jessie Wilbur Gallery, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT
Ho Ho Holter Holiday Exhibition, invitational, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
Jeff Oestreich and Friends, invitational, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Hand Held Drinking Vessels, Invitational, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL
90 Teapots that Pour, invitational, Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO