Following a career teaching ceramics and clay sculpture at St. Edwards University in Austin, Stan and his wife, Vicki, recently set up Stan Irvin Unique Clay Works at 215 Water St. in downtown Rockport, Texas. When not in the studio, Stan and his wife like to spend as much time as possible sailing their boat in Aransas Bay. Recent awards include First Runner Up in the 2017 Best of Texas Clay Exhibition in Fort Worth. Other awards include Best of Show at the Greater Austin Clay Arts Association and First Place in the Texas Teapot Tournament. His work has been included in numerous state, regional, and national juried competitions, as well as the Art of the Pot studio tour in Austin.