Wally Schwab

ceramics | aloha, oregon

“I use a great number of glazes in an effort to incorporate as much life as possible into each form.”

Wally Schwab creates simple forms with vivid colors, a blend of technical and artistic mastery. A staple of Northwest craft for decades, he has established the ceramics departments at Marylhurst College, Clackamas Community College and Portland Community College Rock Creek campus. He has also taught at Oregon College of Art and Craft and Catlin Gabel School.

Schwab is also an internationally recognized artist, and a recipient of the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant. He has shown his work throughout the United States as well as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the first World Ceramic Biennale in Korea. He holds a BS from Portland State University and an MFA in ceramics from Alfred University, NY.

Wally Schwab has shown his work in The Gallery since 1968. His work is also a part of the collection at Museum of Contemporary Craft.

Artist talk in The Gallery
Barb Campbell, Victoria Christen, Kowkie Durst, Sam Morgan, Wally Schwab
Saturday, December 12, 2–3 PM



Ceramic work by Wally Schwab is available in The Gallery. Contact the Gallery staff at 1.877.546.2655 or by email.