Architectural Ceramics P.O. Box 25 Embudo, New Mexico 87531 505 579-4432

Born: Chicago Illinois, October 17 1951
Education: Washington University, St. Louis Missouri, BFA in Ceramics 1974



2008-10     Commissions for private homes throughout the US including light fixtures & tile

2007          Entry Mural for Bodywise Health Clinic,  Taos NM

2006          City Hall Signs, Artesia, NM

2005          Courtyard, including fountain, benches, firepit, planters, counter, Private home, Taos NM

2005          Fourty four ceramic street signs, city of Artesia NM

2004          Stained Glass Window, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Velarde NM

2003          Tile Mural and Signs for the city of Artesia NM

2002          Mural for Entry Gate, Heritage Walkway, Artesia NM

2000-01     Las Palomas Plaza at Geronimo Springs, fountain and benches for the city of Truth or Consequences NM

1999-2000 Heritage Walkway Fountain, 140’l, 5 fountains for the city of Artesia NM

2000          Handrail, Health Centers of New Mexico Embudo Clinic, Embudo NM

1998          Enchanted Isle Fountain, private home, Embudo NM

1997          Abstract Murals, Los Alamos Credit Union, Espanola NM

1994-96     Rosalie Doolittle Fountain, Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Albuquerque NM

1993          Tropical Mural, 14'x 9' & Undersea Bathroom (whole room environment) Cowart home, Tesuque NM

1993          Weird Things in Space mural, Gluckstern home, Dobbs Ferry, NY

1992          Desert Oasis mural, 17' x 8', McKernan Home, Palm Springs, CA

1991          Relief Tile, Fitzgerald Casino, Las Vegas, NV

1990          Tile Murals and Signage for the city of White Rock, NM

                  Fireplace Surround, John McVie home, Los Angeles, CA

1989          Saguaro Arch tile door surround and several murals, Brian Dennehy home, Santa Fe, NM

                  Tile Table, Holiday Inn Corporation, Memphis, TN

1988          Three Columns and several murals, James Seitz home, Santa Fe, NM

1986          Two Relief Murals, AT&T, Kansas City, MO

1985          Tile Mural, Vreeland home, Dallas, TX

1984          Raku Counter and Sink mural, Robbins home, Palm Springs, CA

1983          Tiled Bench, Spalek home, Santa Fe, NM

1982          Raku Fountain, Anne McHenry home, Sacramento, CA

1981          Tile Mural and Vanity, William Barnes Home, Oklahoma City, OK



Rio Grande Sun, Cover Arts Section, “Shel Neymark Architectural Ceramics and Glass,” by Bob Eckert, Dec. 2004

Ceramics Monthly, “Giving Birth to Twins in Southern New Mexico, by Shel Neymark, November 2003

Albuquerque Journal, “Hot Water Heritage,” by Fritz Thompson, January 2003

The Art of Handmade Tile, Kristin Peck, Krause Publications, 2002

New Mexico Magazine, “Artesia’s Makeover,” five photos of fountain, March 2002

Ceramic Art Tile for Your Home, DeBorah Goltez, Schiffer Books, March 2001

Extruded Ceramics, Diana Pancioli, Lark Books, March 2000

Architectural Ceramics, Peter King, Lark Books, Oct 1999

Mosaic Design, JoAnn Locktov and Leslie Clagett, Rockport Publishers, Oct. 1998

Tile Heritage Magazine, "Flat Clay Fanatic Finds Fulfillment," by Shel Neymark, winter 1997

Knight-Ridder News Service, "Memories in Mortar, " by Gaile Robinson, 9/97

Santa Fe New Mexican, "Shel Neymark Realizes Dream of Fountain, " by Dottie Indyke, Jan. 1997

Tiles, Olivia Buehl and Lisl Dennis, Clarkson Potter Publishers, Nov 1996

Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, "Rio Grande Retreat," by Candice Miles, June 1996

New Mexico Magazine, "Ceramist Creates Whimsical Home on the Rio," by Jane Kaluta, April 1995

Ceramics Monthly, "Residential Tile," by Shel Neymark, Dec. 1994

Handmade Tile, Frank Giorgini, Altamont Press, Sept 1994

Ceramics Monthly, "Tiles of Ohio," by Shel Neymark, June 1994

Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, June 1993

Tile and Decorative Surfaces Magazine, May 1993

Southwest Interior Furnishings, Deats and Villani, John Muir Press, 1993

Designers West, Oct. 1992

The New Mexican, Artists' Signature Series, Jan 5 1992

Fine Homebuilding, spring 1990

This Old House, PBS, spring 1990

American Craft Magazine, Oct. 1989

House Beautiful, Jan. 1989

1001 Home Ideas, (Front Cover,) Jan. 1989

New Mexico Home Furnishings Book, (Front Cover,) 1988

Southwest Profile, Aug. 1988

Metropolitan Home, Apr. 1988

Designers West, Sept 1987

Ceramics Monthly, Feb. 1981

Architectural Digest, Aug. 1981

New Mexico Craft Magazine, summer 1980

House Beautiful, May 1980



2010           Body Parts, one man show, Stump Rippel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2009          New Perspectives in Glass, SantaFe SOFA, (award for best cast piece)

2009          Taos Glass Invitational, Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos NM

2003           New Mexico Clay Artists, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM

2000           Artistry in Tile, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston VA

1999            Modern Masters, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

1998          The Art of Installation, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA

1995            New Mexico Clayworkers, Governors Gallery, State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM

1993          Potters for Peace invitational, San Diego, CA

1991          New Mexico Clay; Five Independent Visions, Gallery 3, Phoenix, AZ

1988          One Man Show, The Sombraje Collection, Santa Fe, NM

1987          Two Person Show, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1986          Taos Today, Stables Gallery, Taos, N.M.

1984          Southwest Midwest Clay Art Exchange, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago IL and

                        New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

                  One Man Show, Artists' Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1983          One Man Show, Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA

                  Clay in New Mexico, Fine Arts Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

                  Shidoni Annual Sculpture Show, Tesuque, NM

1982          One Man Show, Artists' Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1981          Craftworks III, Downtown Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, NM

1980          Armory Show, Santa Fe, NM

1979          One Man Show, Artists' Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1978          Western States Fine Arts Biennial, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1976          One Man Show, Brady Commons Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO



2009          Instructor, Architectural Ceramics class, Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM

2008          Instructor, Architectural Ceramics workshop, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2007          Instructor, Architectural Ceramics workshop, Yellow Springs, OH

2006          Instructor, Mold Making workshop, Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe, NM

2000          Public Art workshop instructor, Tile Heritage Foundation, Ghost Ranch, NM,

Other         Architectural Ceramics workshop instructor experience includes workshops in , Santa Fe, New Jersey,                   Maryland, Ghost Ranch, NM

National Endowment for the Arts Artist in Residence Programs;

                  University of Missouri, Columbia, April 1976 and November 1979

                  Santa Fe Public Schools, 1982,



Board member of Embudo Valley Library, Tap Dancing, Jazz Violin and Piano, Canoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Spanish, Writing



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