Nicholas Bernard
Scottsdale, Arizona

 

nwbnw@cox.net
www.nbernard.com


Contact Information:
6234 N. Cattle Track Rd
Scottsdale, AZ. 85250

480-998-1541
480-998-1342 f


Studio Description:
Thrown earthenware, multiple firings with layers of colored slips and oxides. Gas fired in oxidation to cone 03.

Artists Statement:

Form is everything; I stretch clay to make canvases for decoration. Texture, pattern and color are successful additions when the shapes are impeccable. My inspirations are many, from the classic forms of antiquity to the simple, graceful pots made by indigenous peoples and the work of modern studio potters. This current body of work deals with simple clean form. Handles and other flourishes are conspicuously lacking. Dramatic color and subtle texture accentuate what I hope is a mastery of the traditional vessel form. I want to simplify the visual experience. I seek to create flawless forms that speak of five thousand years of ceramic tradition.