Bryan Weitz, a ceramic artist, is displaying a sampling of his ceramic works at the Highland Park Public Library through the month of February 2017 in the Main Hall Display Case.
“My earliest ceramics were attempts to understand the balance between the clay, the potter’s wheel, and my own hands. No easy task,” Weitz said. “After this, I spent a period making symmetrical wheel-thrown pots, using photos of traditional pottery to influence my forms.”
Weitz has completed a wide range of ceramic work. He has used many types of clay, developed many glazes (the glass-like surface of the ceramic), and used various methods of firing the clay.
“My most recent focus is on simple, organic-shaped serving bowls. I hope you enjoy my ‘little retrospective’.”
Weitz is a New Jersey native who delved into clay casually twenty five years ago. His first class was a wheel-throwing course at Parson’s school of design in New York City. He became enamored with the process of ceramics and continued classes at Parson’s as well as taking private classes and continued study at other institutions. As his skills developed, he participated in many craft fairs and sold work in fine craft shops in the Tristate area. As his work took on a more “artistic” style, he exhibited in shows and galleries.