Fred Spaulding Public Sculpture

Santa Fe Clay is pleased to announce the installation of a new large scale ceramic sculpture by artist Fred Spaulding on the exterior of our Railyard entrance. Spaulding has translated bits of experience into images and color fired onto found and handmade ceramic elements. His process includes silkscreen printing, brushed glaze, and fired photo decals. The assemblage sculpture is an effort to create a physical response to a time characterized by fluid networks of information, transportation and commerce. The elements, like memory, have accumulated and been assembled over many years in an ongoing sequence of structures and locations.

 Over the past 20 years Spaulding has installed such pieces at a number of outdoor locations throughout the United States.  Examples of other outdoor locations include: The Nave Museum Victoria, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art Tamaulipas, Mexico; University of Texas San Antonio, Blue Star Art Center San Antonio, TX; Krasl Art Center St. Joseph, MI; Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI; Alfred University, NY; Appalachian State University Boon, NC; MT Burton Gallery Surf City, NJ; Archie Bray Foundation Helena, MT; Watershed Center for Contemporary Ceramics New
Castle ME; Grossmont College San Diego, CA; Indiana
University Indianapolis, IN and others.

Spaulding earned his BFA from California State University, Long Beach in 1990. He worked as an artist assistant to James Melchert and Viqui McCaslin on tile mural projects for the Los Angeles Metro and for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Spaulding pursed his M.F.A. at the University of Connecticut in 1994. Spaulding is currently Associate Professor of Art at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX.

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