Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ceramics by Justin Rothshank

Justin Rothshank is a ceramic artist and a founder of Union Project, a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh, PA that provides a working space for artists and community builders.

"I have a passion and belief in the work of art to transform communities and seed social change. I use my ceramic ware to deliver social, political, and religious commentary into the world around me."

Before he fires his handmade pieces in a kiln he decorates each one of them with his own designed custom decals that he laser-prints with ceramic  inks in his studio. The decals are applied using a water slide technique and fired to become permanently affixed to the pottery. Justin's stunning ceramics have been exhibited around the country, and his work has been published in Clay Times Magazine, Pottery Making Illustrated, Ceramics Monthly Magazine and on

He has an online store where he sells a wide range of functional pottery pieces like mugs, cups, bowls, plates, vases, pitcher and much, much more. His products don't last very long so if you like something then grab it before it's gone!