Brian Maxwell | Ceramic
Educated in craft arts, ceramics, glass, wood. Degree BFA Design and Crafts. Kent State University 1979. Entered and studied in Masters degree program at Arizona State University.
Many years of work experience as a model maker, and product designer in ceramics, metals, and resin cast industries. Ongoing involvement in self-designed, self-produced art. Owned and operated a ceramic design/production company producing stylish dinnerware and tableware items. Areas of experience include, ceramic manufacturing, bronze figurative sculpture in monumental scale, production design for décor, and architectural product lines.
Since 2005 has been working at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation located at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Az. Tasks include mentoring architectural students in fabrication methods and techniques in wood, steel, and ceramics, as well as ongoing assistance in renovation of physical buildings. Instructs ceramics summer classes for the Educational Outreach Program. Initiating younger students to familiarize themselves with the sensibilities and processes in creating designs in three dimensional form. Travels twice annually to New York City with the FLLW Foundation staff to assemble and install a booth to display licensed Frank Lloyd Wright inspired products at the International Gift Show at Javits Center.
Very pleased to once again create objects or items of personal interest and design, and to offer them to discerning clients to place in their own life and spaces. Hoping to participate more and more in this ongoing conversation via art/craft items with those who appreciate the handmade.
Greatly enjoys the discoveries of travel, where the two most personally impacting factors are to view art and artifacts which are of personal interest, and to meet new people.