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Justin Rothshank, www.rothshank.com, is a studio ceramic artist working in Goshen, Indiana. In 2001 he co-founded the Union Project, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh, PA and served as Associate Director and Principal Artist until 2009. Justin’s work at the Union Project was recognized with numerous historic preservation and social innovation awards from city, state, and national organizations.

Justin’s ceramic work has been exhibited and published internationally, including articles in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Studio Potter and Neue Keramik. He has been a presenter, panelist, visiting artist, and artist-in-residence at numerous universities, schools, conferences, and art centers throughout the United States and abroad. His functional and decorative ceramic ware with decals is available for purchase in more than two dozen galleries and gift shops around the…

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  • Born on March 28
  • Joined February 13, 2008

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stoneware, porcelain, earthenware, steel, hardwoods, salvaged materials, decals

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About

Justin Rothshank, www.rothshank.com, is a studio ceramic artist working in Goshen, Indiana. In 2001 he co-founded the Union Project, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh, PA and served as Associate Director and Principal Artist until 2009. Justin’s work at the Union Project was recognized with numerous historic preservation and social innovation awards from city, state, and national organizations.

Justin’s ceramic work has been exhibited and published internationally, including articles in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Studio Potter and Neue Keramik. He has been a presenter, panelist, visiting artist, and artist-in-residence at numerous universities, schools, conferences, and art centers throughout the United States and abroad. His functional and decorative ceramic ware with decals is available for purchase in more than two dozen galleries and gift shops around the country.

In the Spring of 2010 Justin was an invited Artist-in-Residence at Baltimore Clayworks, in Maryland, where he made and freely distributed hundreds of cups that were decorated by and with community members around the theme Cups of Hope. In Summer 2010 Justin designed and built a two-chamber wood kiln at his home studio with the help of friends from Missouri and Sweden. He produces a line of functional and decorative wood fired ware fired in this kiln.

Justin was presented with an Award of Excellence by the American Craft Council in February 2009. In 2007 he was recognized by Ceramics Monthly Magazine as an Emerging Artist. He has also been awarded an Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant for Arts Managers, a 2007 Work of Art Award from Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the 2005 Decade of Servant Leadership Award from Goshen College, and was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2005.

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