Ira Winarsky

Ira Winarsky

Ira Winarsky, 72, of Gainesville, Fla., died Jan. 4, 2015. He was born in Newark. 

Mr. Winarsky was a professor of architecture at the University of Florida, Gainesville, for 35 years. 

An accomplished ceramic artist, his art appeared in numerous magazines, including Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Art and Perception, and New Ceramics, and also was exhibited in numerous solo shows in galleries and museums. 

He received a master of fine arts in sculpture from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. 

For the last 20 years, he specialized in creating new forms of iridescent glazes for his art. 

He is survived by his sister, Babette Coffey-Fisch of Union; a brother, Norman of Palo Alto, Calif.; five nieces and nephews, Michelle Coffey, Gary Coffey, Hanne Winarsky Tidnam, David Anders Winarsky, and Peter George Winarsky; and grandnieces and -nephews.

Services were held Jan. 9 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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