Ursula Stanton

Northeastern Nevada Featured Artists

Contributed by Susanne Kaime Reese

Nevada attracts artists with unique talents and sharp technical skills that seem to impart ideas that inspire rare and important work. Ursula Stanton is such an artist. Her esthetic in ceramics is inspired by Korean primitive influences, early Americana, and Bau-Haus in an early period. She is currently co-teaching the ceramics open studio at Great Basin College with Allie Phillips. 

Her work in painting draws mainly from abstractionism and post-expressionism. She had the great luck to study under Richard DuBoise and learned much of what became her foundation in painting from him.

Ursula graduated from Black Hills State University in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science in psychology. She completed both a major in Psychology and a minor in Art, and went on to study towards her Masters degree in Family and Marital Counseling at University of South Dakota.

Ms. Stanton plans to continue to explore both painting and ceramics. She has through the years developed interests in historical reproduction sewing, having produced several 1850s dresses as well as knitted wear. She served as the Vice-President of the California Trail Center Heritage Alliance Foundation for six years. We feel fortunate to inspire such a talented artist to share her knowledge and volunteerism with the Elko community.


When asked to define her work, Ursula says as an artist,
“I strive to incorporate natural elements into my ceramics pieces. I include local sage brush and textural organic elements into my forms whenever possible.”

Artists that exhibit locally
Northeastern Nevada Museum – Western Folklife Center
DLC – California Trail Interpretive Center

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