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Byron Williamson

"I can't think of anything more fun than taking a leisurely ride with your best bud--unless it's making ceramic sculpture."

Making people smile is ceramic sculptor Byron Williamson's biggest motivation. The humorous work makes him smile, and he thoroughly enjoys sharing the fun. Each piece has its own story to tell--a race that was won, a drive full of discoveries. He hopes everyone who sees the work comes away feeling connected with the piece and a memory of a special drive with a special friend.

Byron Williamson makes each of his whimsical sculptures using traditional ceramic hand-building methods: slab, coil, and pinching. After the main slab form is completed, additional sculptural pieces are attached. After the piece is fired to cone 5, a cold finish is applied using metallic paints.

Byron Williamson received his B.F.A. in painting from Northwest Missouri State University in 1986. He went on to be a public school teacher for 25 years, painting in his spare time. In 2007, he began to use ceramics to create his paintings in 3-D. The work has since evolved into his vibrant, fun "Car" series.

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Victorian Costume Ball
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 400
$ 200
Carnival
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 400
$ 200
Tall Lady
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 400
$ 200
Star Gazer
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 400
$ 200
Bird Lady
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 400
$ 200
Compassion
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 400
$ 200
Tall Lady II
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 400
$ 200
Maudie
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Sunshine Zester
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Bella Blue Belly
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Imperial Blue Lips
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 169
Mason
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 700
Ziggy
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 700
Blue-Eyed Red Snapper
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 196
Pink Pampano
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 169
Purple Cow
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 350
Papa Dog
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 185
Bon Voyage II
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 400
Benson
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 700
Camel Racer
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 370
Mule Racer
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 330
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Empathy by Byron Williamson (Ceramic Sculpture)
Empathy
Ceramic Sculpture

 
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Stella Cruise by Byron Williamson (Ceramic Sculpture)
Stella Cruise
Ceramic Sculpture

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
New Perspectives, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO USA, 2009
New Landscapes, Muchnic Gallery, Atcheson, Kansas, 2008
Annual Member's Exhibition, Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO, USA, 2012
MWSU Solo Exhibition, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO USA, 2009
Collections
MWSU, Missouri Western State University, St Joseph, MO, 2012
Albrecht-Kemper, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St Joseph, MO, 1998
Print Symposium, William Eickhorst, Kansas City, MO, 1996