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1STBANK Art for Awhile
Art for Awhile Logo 1STBANK logo1STBANK Art for Awhile Wall is an exciting two-dimensional art on loan program created by the Broomfield Public Art Committee (PAC) and sponsored by the City and County of Broomfield. Participating artists are selected by the Public Art Committee to display their art and offer it for sale for three months at the 1STBANK Center.

The 1STBANK Center Art for Awhile exhibit is truly an incredible opportunity to provide maximum exposure, benefiting the artist and the community. Located at 1450 Broomfield Lane.

Bart Walsh
June - September 2015

Bart Walsh

About the Artist:
My search for knowledge and understanding of the creative process began as a child. Skills with tools and knowledge of craftsmanship were gained working in my grandfather’s woodworking shop and later renovating and building houses while in high school and college. My architectural studies at the University School of Architecture and Fine Arts also included painting, sculpture and ceramics. I learned machine and industrial production design working with an inventor and an English trained master tool and die maker. My re-introduction to ceramics began with my daughters in a recreational ceramics program in 1982. Although detoured from ceramics by 35 years as an architect and project manager my interest in ceramics remained. Here in Colorado in 2006 my youngest daughter re-introduced me to ceramics which included my first experience with the dynamic and unpredictable process of Raku.

Artist Statement:
My Raku pieces evolve from an intuitive sense of space, geometric form, positive and negative volumes, texture, pattern, color and dynamic balance. Select pieces include a combination of copper, mirrors and clocks. All my finished works are hand-built, shaped and connected using unique forming, patterning, bonding and assembly techniques.

The Process:
Raku is a method of firing pottery where each piece is fired in a kiln until the piece reaches 1,750F to 1,800F. Each piece is removed, with tongs, while red hot and placed in a reduction chamber, usually a metal can with a combustible material, like paper. Once the combustible material ignites the chamber is sealed. The fire and smoke react with the glaze to create very unique and unpredictable colors, lusters, and patterns. Each piece of Raku is a one of a kind work of art!

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Price List
$3,300  P018g

C005d1 $395  C005d2 $395

$445  C017g $405

$445  C003a $380
  C031c (pair)
 C033g (pair)
   M004b1 $495      
Broomfield Public Art
Contact Cultural Affairs for more information about the Art for Awhile program and sales information: 303-464-5835 or

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