Joseph Mariscal has been a fixture in contemporary California ceramic art for the last 40 years. Mariscal’s ceramic work is figurative in nature, and is derived and inspired by his travels, personal feelings, interactions, reaction and connections to the world and the human condition. Over the years, he has tuned his form and techniques to create a unique style that separates him apart from other California ceramicists.
Mariscal’s teaching career began in 1975 at San Joaquin Delta College, in Stockton, California while simultaneously seeking a Master’s Degree in Art at Sacramento State. Mariscal is an integral part of the figurative ceramic movement of the Sacramento Valley. The influence of his art and teaching makes him a visionary of Northern California figurative sculpture.