Nicholas Bernard

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 mostly with simple clean form. Handles and other flourishes are being added again after a four-year hiatus. Dramatic color and subtle texture accentuate what I hope is a mastery of the traditional vessel form.