“Having been born and raised in Colorado, I enjoy incorporating native clays and materials in my work. My interest in salt glazed stoneware stems
from years of studying and collecting historic salt-fired pots from Europe and North America. Other influences are Asian ceramics, and architectural and natural land forms. The objective of my work is to unite traditional processes with contemporary color and form, resulting in a unique statement in clay.” (http://www1.akardesign.com/art/ceramics/meerfeld/blairdetail.htm)
BA in art education, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO; attended the University of Maine-Farmington, ME; attended Montgomery Community College, Rockville, MD
He is currently the Ceramics Department Chair at the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. The ceramicist has also taught workshops and has juried numerous shows.
Community Involvement / Other Accomplishments
He worked for 10 years as a ceramic engineer for companies in Albuquerque and in the Washington, D.C. area. The artist operated his own studio and gallery, Meerfeld Salt Glazed Stoneware, for 25 years, and his work has been included in national and international exhibitions and collections.
Meerfeld's work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times Magazine and in other publications including Phil Roger’s Salt Glazing.
http://www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php?action=story&story=52470; http://www.shenandoahpottersguild.com/workshops/Meerfield.html; http://www1.akardesign.com/art/ceramics/meerfeld/blairdetail.htm;
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