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Moroccan Nights by Wally Schwab

  • Title: Moroccan Nights
  • Artist: Wally Schwab
  • Medium: Ceramic
  • Size: 21.5 diameter
  • Added to collection: 2004
  • Donor: Purchased by Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B9/2 Library

Wally Schwab is among the best-known ceramics artists working in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been exhibited internationally, and he is in a number of prestigious collections, both in this country and elsewhere. No stranger to teaching, Schwab was the longtime head of the ceramics department at PCC Rock Creek, and currently runs an apprenticeship program through his own studio. The works in PCC's collection reveal Schwab's gift for crafting elegantly simple forms embellished with a range of rich and beautiful colors. As he notes, "I use a great number of glazes in an effort to incorporate as much life as possible into each form." Wally Schwab