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The work of Williams’ Studio and family members Ken, Judith and Gwyn has captured the spirit and beauty of the Southwest for over four decades.  As artists, they have become part of the fabric that has inspired the pioneering spirit in men and women to challenge the great southwest and to brave the vastness of its majesty and beauty.

WilliamsStudio

Williams Studio
505 West 10th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
kenwilliamsstudio.com
williams.studio@comcast.net
719-406-6759

Ken Williams

Education

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo, B.A. Fine Arts (Pueblo, CO 1968)

Professional 

  • Awarded over 70 private and public art commissions in sculptured brick and tile in Mexico and United States (1971-present)
  • Established ceramic and sculpture studio at Summit Brick Co. Pueblo, CO (1978-present)
  • Artist-in-Residence, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO (1972 – 1982)
  • Ceramics instructor, University of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO (1974-1976)

Awards

  • Winner of over ten Art in Public Places competitions (1980-2018)
  • "Excellence in the Arts" from the Pueblo Arts Council (2006)
  • "BAC Craft Award for Special Recognition for Artistry in Masonry" (2002)
  • "Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts" for Colorado (2001)
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO (1986)
  • "Award of Excellence” from Rocky Mountain American Concrete Institute
  • Honored Artist by Pueblo Arts Council for “Contributions to the Arts”

Recognitions

  • Invited to give a presentation for the 30th Anniversary of the Scottsdale Mustang Library (2017)
  • Invited Artist for Art Show, Ancestral Calling, Pike Peak Community College (2017)
  • Featured Artist on television show Modern Masters, Home & Garden Television (1999)   
  • Brick Sculptures featured in Brick Quarterly (Spring, 1998)
  • Invited Artist, da Vinci Days, Corvallis, OR (1995)
  • Guest speaker, Annual Awards Banquet, Northwest Masonry Institute of Ohio, Toledo (1993)
  • Featured sculptor Landscape Architecture Magazine (November 1990)
  • Invited speaker, National Convention, American Ceramic Society, Dallas, TX (April 1990)
  • Invited speaker, Construction Specifications Institute Natl. Convention, Washington D.C. (1988)
  • Special contributor, “The Kunishiro,” Japanese Trade Annual (1985)
  • Featured in book and on jacket cover of Masonry in Architecture by Louis G. Redstone. (1984)

Ken’s Work

1971-2018 not included in list are numerous large commissions for residential and business.
2017 #1 Fire Station, Greeley, CO, Sculptured brick, 1= 17’G X 11’W 2= 10’H X 6’W
2016 Plum Pocket Park, Trinidad, CO, Sculptured and glazed brick, 15’H by 13’W
2014 #2 Fire Station, Loveland, CO, sculptured and glazed brick, 14’H by 13’W + 5’ Diameter sculptured and glazed tile inlaid in concrete
2013 4th St. Bridge, Pueblo, CO, sculptured and glazed brick, 4 sculptures –each 25’H with base 30’H - 8’ by 8’ footprint on a 5’H by 12’W base with 20”H by 9.5’ W tile insert.
2011 Main Headquarters, Fort Carson Base, Colorado Springs, CO, sculptured brick, 3 sculptures - each 6.5’H by 16’W by 12”D
2010  Judicial building, Pueblo, CO. sculptured and glazed brick, 2 sculptures-each 8’H by 22’W by 12”D
2010 #185 Fire Station, Goodyear, AZ. Sculptured and glazed brick and tile with fired on color coatings, 15’H by 17’W
2009  Texas Tech University, Amarillo, TX. Freestanding sculptured and glazed brick. 3 sculptures  1- 20’H by 34’W, 2-20’H by 14.5’W
2008 Completed Westminster Rec. Center sculptures. Series of over 20 wildlife sculptures. Each panel 6' by 6'. Started in 1995
2008 Platte Valley National Bank, Torrington, WY. 2 brick sculptures, each 7’H by 6’W by 12”D
2008  Geophysics Building, School of Mines, Golden, CO. sculptured and glazed tile. 7’H by 32’W by 4”D
2007 Past Presidents Recognition Wall, Pueblo, CO. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Sculptured and glazed tile and brick.
2007 Fire Station #3, Greely, CO. Brick sculpture. 15'H by 9'W by 12”D
2007 Lowes Sign, Pueblo, CO. Sculptured and glazed tile. 2 sides each 10' by 10'
2006 Colorado Bank & Trust, Pueblo, CO. Sculptured and glazed brick and tile waterfall; 7'H by 3’W
2005 Latino Chamber of Commerce Recognition Wall, Pueblo, CO. 8'H by 6'W
2005 El Pueblo Adolescent Treatment Center, Pueblo, CO. Sculptured and glazed tile sign; 4'H by 12'W
2003 Pikes Peak Park-HARP, Pueblo, CO. Freestanding bronze cast, sculptured and glazed tile; 11’H and 100+ linear ft. sculptured and glazed inlaid tile
2003 Highlands Ranch High School, Highlands Ranch, CO. Sculptured brick; 8'H by 40'W
2001 Cherry Hills Community Church, Highlands Ranch, CO. Sculptured brick; 10'H by 26'W
2000 Buell Children's Museum, Pueblo, CO. 2 sculpted and glazed brick sculptures; 9'H by 26'W & 5'H by 18'W
1999 Cherry Creek Mall, Denver, CO. Sculptured and glazed brick; 31'H by 20'W
1998 Third Venture Properties, Littleton, CO. Sculptured brick 9'H by 54'W\
1998 University Hills Shopping Center, Denver, CO. Sculptured brick and glazed tile 5'H by 18'W
1997 SH47 Sound Barrier Wall, Pueblo, CO. Cast concrete; 1.25 miles long,
1997 Pueblo Transportation Center, Pueblo, CO. Sculptured brick; 17'H by 15'W
1995 Pediatric Medical Center, Denver, CO. Sculptured and glazed tile; 3 panels each 4 ft. diameter
1994 Jewish Home of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Sculptured brick; 11'H by 18'W\
1994 Tri-County Bank, Torrington, WY. 2 brick sculptures each 20'H by 9.5'W
1992 6th Ave. Plaza, Longmont, CO. Freestanding brick sculpture; 13'H w/base 8' by 8' by 13'\
1992 15th St. Viaduct, Denver, CO. Sculptured brick and glazed tile; 1,000+ sq.ft. (3-artist collaboration)
1990 Vinal Vo-Tech School, Middleton, CT. 2 brick sculptures; 21'H by 12'W and 8'H by 14'W
1989 Mustang Library, Scottsdale, AZ. Sculptured brick; 9'H by 53'W
1988 Horizon High School, Northglenn, CO. 2 brick sculptures; 21'H by 12'W and 6'H by 22'W
1987 Afflerbach Elementary School, Cheyenne, WY. 13'H by 20'W
1985 Rock Springs Rec. Center, Rock Springs, WY. 2 freestanding brick sculptures; 10' by 12'
1985 Unisys Electronics, Pueblo, CO. Sculptured brick for lobby wall; 34'H by 15'W
1984 Anderson Elementary School, Cheyenne, WY. Sculptured brick 13'H by 20'W
1983 Clifford Nikata Architects, Colorado Springs, CO. Sculptured brick; 6'H by 10'W
1982 Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO. Sculptured brick entry wall; 30'H by 6'W
1982 1900 Grant St., Denver, CO. Sculptured on lobby wall; 15'H by 36'W
1980 Puebla/Pueblo Park, Puebla, Mexico. Freestanding brick sculpture; 14'H
1978 School District 60 Administration Bldg., Pueblo, CO. Sculptured brick; 9'H by 167'W
1976 Minnequa Elementary School, Pueblo, CO. Sculptured brick; 24 panels, each 4'H
1971 Pueblo/Puebla Plaza, Pueblo, CO. Partnership with James Calhan, Fountain with 3 sides

Judith Williams
Education

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Pueblo, CO (1968)

Professional

  • Awarded over 70 private and public art commissions in sculptured tile and ceramic (1973-2018)
  • Established ceramic and sculpture studio at Summit Brick & Tile CO. with husband Ken Williams, Pueblo, CO (1979)
  • Established ceramic studio with husband, Ken Williams, Pueblo, CO (1968)
  • Took part in various exhibitions and shows, juried and non-juried (1966-1998)

Awards

  • Received "Governor's Award for excellence in the Arts" for Colorado (2001)
  • "Award of Excellence" from the Rocky Mountain American Concrete Institute
  • Honored artist by the Pueblo Arts Council for contributions to the arts
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO (1986)

Recognitions

  • Featured Artist, Modern Masters television show Home & Garden Television (1999)
  • Featured Artist, Handmade Tiles book by renowned tile artist Frank Giorgini (1994)
  • Invited Artist, "Year of the American Craft" Exhibition, Colorado State Fair (1993)
  • Invited Artist, Celebration of Women's Art show, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO (1990)
  • Invited Artist, Colorado State Fair Show (1987)
  • Featured in Sourcebook of Architectural Ornament book by Brent C. Brolin & Jean Richards (1982)


Judith’s Work

1974-2017 Not included in list are many commissions for residential homes and businesses

2014 #2 Fire Station, Loveland, CO, sculptured and glazed brick, 14’H by 13’W + 5’ Diameter sculptured and glazed tile inlaid in concrete

2013 4th St. Bridge, Pueblo, CO, sculptured and glazed brick, 4 sculptures –each 25’H with base 30’H - 8’ by 8’ footprint on a 5’H by 12’W base with 20”H by 9.5’ W tile insert.

2010  Judicial building, Pueblo, CO. sculptured and glazed brick, 2 sculptures-each 8’H by 22’W by 12”D

2009  Texas Tech University, Amarillo, TX. Freestanding sculptured and glazed brick. 3 sculptures  1- 20’H by 34’W, 2-20’H by 14.5’W

2009 Water Wall, Pueblo, CO. sculptured and glazed tile and fountain on wall. 13’H by 16’W

2009 Recognition Wall, Pueblo, CO. Sculptured and glazed tile. 9’H by 6’W

2009 Risen Christ, Pueblo, CO. St. Mary Corwin Hospital, sculptured and glazed tile. 7’H by 5’W

2007 Past Presidents Recognition Wall, Pueblo, CO. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Sculptured and glazed tile and brick.

2006 St. Mary Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, CO; 2-wall sculptures 1-5 sq.ft. 2-26 linear ft.

2006 Pueblo Community Health Center, Pueblo, CO; 4 wall sculptures.  1.5 sq.ft. + 30 lin.ft.

2005 Latino Chamber of Commerce, Pueblo, CO; recognition wall 10'H by 6'W

2004 Rosario's, Pueblo, CO; design, creation and installation of restaurant decor

2004 ABC Bank, Pueblo, CO; glazed ceramic wall sculpture 4'H by 16'W

2004 Additional Tile for Pueblo Community Health Center

2003 Pueblo Community Health Center, donor recognition wall 90 sq.ft.

2000 Buell Children's Museum, Pueblo, CO; sculptured an glazed brick; 2 sculptures

1999 University Hills Shopping Center, Denver, CO; sculptured brick and glazed tile; 5'H 18'W

1999 Cherry Creek Mall. Denver, CO; sculptured and glazed brick; 31'H by 20'W

1997 SH47 Sound Barrier Wall, Pueblo, CO; designed wall that is 1 1/4 miles long

1995 PF Chang Restaurant, Irving, CA. 7 sconce lights

1995 Pueblo Bank & Trust, Pueblo, CO; tile treatment on wall; 80 sq.ft.

1994 KTSC-TV Donor Wall, Pueblo, CO; sculptured brick and glazed tile; 9'H by 17'W

1992 Spirit of New Mexico Mall, Albuquerque, NM; sculpture and decorated tile; 300+ sq. ft.

1992 EcoCenter, Pueblo Zoo, Pueblo, CO; 3 panels of sculpture tile; each 41/2' by 41/2'

1992 15th St. Viaduct, Denver, CO; 3 artist collaboration; Sculptured brick & glazed tile; 1,000+ sq.ft.

1991 Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO; sculptured tile on 62 columns

1991 Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo, CO; President's Club donor recognition walls; sculptured tile; each approx. 7'H by 17'W

1989 Corps of Engineers/ Interstate 25,Pueblo, CO; tile sculpture on flood wall; 6’H by 500'+L.

1989 Total Terrain, Pueblo, CO; tile frieze for building reception area

1988 Colorado State Employees Credit Union, Pueblo, CO; 5 wall sculptures and sculptured tile

1988 Colorado State Employees Credit Union, Grand Junction, CO; sculptured tile on interior

1987 Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO. Donor recognition wall, 600+ sq. ft.

1987 Dr. Tom Reichert Office Building, Pueblo, CO. 137 lin. ft. of sculptured tile on exterior wall

1987 Pueblo Teachers Credit Union, Pueblo, CO; sculptured tile entry treatment

1986 Digital Electronics Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO. Tile wall sculpture approx. 300 sq. ft.

1986 Rose Rehabilitation, Colorado Springs, CO. 150 sq. ft. sculpture tile for sanctuary

1986 Memorial Hospital, Colorado, Springs, CO. Ceramic wall sculpture, 3'H by 7'W

1986 Holy Family Church, Pueblo, CO. 100 sq. ft. sculptured tile for sanctuary

1985 Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO. Interior and exterior sculptured tile

1985 Pueblo Zoological Society Building. Pueblo, CO. 180 sq. ft. sculptured ceramic tile

 

Gwyn Williams
302 W. Orman Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004
Studio:  35827 Hillside Rd. Pueblo, CO 81006
719-406-9980

Education

  • 1994 University of Southern Colorado (CSU-Pueblo), Bachelor of Fine Arts, with emphasis in Ceramics and Sculpture. 

Gwyn’s Work 

2004-2018 Project Manager for Public Art Commissions with Williams Studio.   

1994-2018 Williams’ Studio, Pueblo, CO- Commissioned through Williams’ Studio for sculptured brick and tile, design and installations, pottery, work with students on ceramic projects.  

1995-2018 Commissions for several businesses, design, creation and installation of artwork.              

1995-2018   Commissions for several residential properties, design, creation and installation of artwork, including fireplace surrounds, backsplashes and murals.            

2004-2015 Renovation and interior design for homes residential and commercial sites.

2004-2018 Retailed and commissioned for acrylic and/or oil paintings for several residences and businesses.

2012-2013 Design team with Ken & Judith Williams (Williams Studio) for Sculptured Brick monuments “RIVER SONG”  4 Sculptured and Glazed columns 30’ H x 6’ square        

2012 Commission for tile and glass mural for Kaiser Permanente, Lone Tree, CO, collaboration with Alison Musso 6’ x 17’

2011 Design team with Ken & Judith Williams (Williams Studio) for Sculptured and glazed brick sculptures for Judicial Building, Pueblo, CO. 2 @ 9’ x  21’    

2009   -Commission to design and create artwork “Lamp of Knowledge” for Pueblo District 60 Schools.
-Commission for sculptured tile mural for Kaiser Permanente, Pueblo, CO. collaboration with Alison Musso  12’w x    18”h.
-Commission for sculptured tile mural for Kaiser Permanente, Colorado Springs, CO, collaboration with Alison Musso   15’ x 20”

2008 Featured Artist with Alison Musso at Rio Bistro.  Show included our individual and collaborative ceramic pieces, mixed media works and paintings.          

2001 Finalist for Art in Public Places at Western State College, Gunnison, CO                       

2000 Started Williams’ Studio Gallery & Showroom, Pueblo, CO                     

1999 Commissioned to design and create artwork for Chemical Marketing Concepts. Exterior wall sculpture, 30’ w x 5’h

1998 Commissioned to design and create artwork for Ashland Chemical, Pueblo, CO.    38 ceramic and glass wall sculptures, each 19” x 19”

1997 Art in Public Places commission for University of Northern Colorado, Gunter Hall, Greeley, CO.  Sculptured Tile murals, 2 @ 12’ x 12’.

1995 Judge for Honda Student Art competition.  Selected finalists for Cherry Creek Arts Festival.       

1994 - Exhibition design for Colorado State Fair Art Show.
-Commissioned to design and create artwork for Belmont Residence Hall, University of Southern Colorado,(CSU-Pueblo) Pueblo, CO.  Sculptured brick and tile Mural, 16’w x 5’h.                                                                                    
Pueblo School of Art & Science,
Pueblo, CO Visiting Artist, Mural Project with Students. Sculptured tile mural, 9’ x 9’.

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