Bussard Grove PotteryHandcrafted Pottery
What I Do
Play in the Mud
I think of my work as evolution. The subtle nuances of surface and form are always where i can get completely lost in a line, a shadow or texture. Functional pottery is like home, the hearth, family, getting together, sharing moments and love.
Sculpture is an expression. My way of expressing emtions, creating moments or commenting on the world around me.
The studio is well equiped with 4 wheels, slab roller, extruder, working tables, damp cabinets and never enough storage. I seasonally teach throwing and handbuilding classes
Tradition with a Contemporary Twist
stay in the moment, eternal apprentice, always learning, experimenting and pushing boundaries
25 plus, Years of Experience
My work can be found in numerous private collections nationally and internationally, most notably is part of the permanent collection at the Sanbao Ceramic Arts Institute Museum in Jingdezhen, China. BFA Alberta College of Art and Design Ceramic Arts – Sheridan College of Art and Design,Ontario. When a skill something you learn playing as a child, you just assume everyone knows all that “stuff”.
Materials and Tools
Most of a potters materials are from the earth. Clay, and Minerals. I use semi porcelain stoneware for functional pots, and my own clay recipies for special effects through firing and texture for scuptural and decorative pieces.