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Nicholas Bernard, Nick

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1981 BFA Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona, summa cum laude

 

Nicholas Bernard has several bodies of work: low-fired earthenware, which is wheel thrown, with applied slip layer producing underlying texture and pre‒firing application of multiple layers of atomized colored slip and post-firing application of a copper oxide. Each object frequently has multiple firings, some work is raku fired. Bernard has also worked in porcelain, with layers of slip and glazes, high-fired in a reduction atmosphere. The traditional vessel form is his vehicle.

Influences are many ranging from classic forms of antiquity and simple, graceful pots made by the indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States, Africa, Japan, as well as the work of modern studio potters.

The study of 2000 year old pots in a Rhodes, Greece museum provided great inspiration.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe Arizona

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Boise Art Museum, Boise Idaho

The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“Studio Visit with Nick Bernard.” Ceramics Monthly (February 2014).

 

Website: www.nbernard.com

 

Typical Marks
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Guacamole Facet
Date: 2014
Form: Vessel
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Slip
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Large Yellow Bowl
Date: ca. 2011
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Slip
Photo: TMP
Mug
Date: 2015
Form: Mug
Materials: White Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Slip
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
2015
Yunomi
Date: 2013
Form: Yunomi
Materials: White Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
2013
Raku Vessel
Date: 1994
Form: Vessel
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Grey Vessel
Date: 2016
Form: Vessel
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 4, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/bernard