Firuse's Biography

An education in chemistry paved Firuse Stalcup's way to a career in ceramics. She received her chemical engineering degree from the Polytechnic University in Vienna, Austria. When she began working in ceramics she was able to call upon her chemical expertise to develop her glazes. From here on it was but a short step to creating her own unique ceramic shapes. Thus began a 14 year career in ceramics.

Firuse pursued her search for knowledge in ceramics with intensity and passion. She attended many workshops given by some of the great masters in her field. While living in Falmouth Massachusetts her work was represented by several galleries on Cape Cod. Firuse's move to Sedona Arizona inspired her to design and build her own adobe house. She embellished her new home with her own lighting fixtures, tiles, and wood carvngs. Now working in her chosen field again, she is producing a variety of ceramic forms including wall sconces, fountains, birdbaths, tiles, thrown and altered light fixtures, and functional ware done in a variety of techniques ranging from high fire reduction glazes to vapor glazing, raku, and colored clay. Her work is in private collections in the United States and Europe.