Until 2019 Stan Irvin worked out of his long time studio in Austin Texas while completing a new studio, gallery and gas kiln in downtown Rockport Texas. A Professor Emeritus from St. Edward’s University, he initiated their ceramics program in 1976, where he taught until his retirement in 2014. Prior to that he set up the ceramics program at Laguna Gloria Art Museum. While at St. Edward’s, he taught primarily ceramics and clay figure sculpture courses.
Stan specializes in altered, wheel-thrown vessel forms and more recently with printing on clay. In the Austin area, Stan’s work can be found at Austin Pottery and in the Member’s Gallery of the Rockport Center for the Arts In Rockport, Texas. His work can also be seen at his gallery adjacent to his downtown studio, during Rockport’s Art Loop events, Texas Clay Festival, and various Texas shows throughout the year. Stan also teaches a variety of pottery workshops in Austin, Rockport and around Texas.
Some past awards include First Runner Up in the 2017 Best of Texas Clay Show, Best of Show at the Greater Austin Clay Arts Association and first place in the Texas Teapot Tournament. His work has been included in numerous state and national juried competitions, as well as the Art of the Pot studio tour in Austin. When not in his studio, Stan can be found out sailing on the Texas coast.