Nicholas Bernard | Claudia Reese's Studio

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.

Nicholas Bernard _ Patrick Coughlin _ Adam Field _ Hiroe Hanazono _ Heesoo Lee _ Ron Meyers _ Ryan McKerley _ Kip O'Krongly _ Melissa Mencini _ Lindsay Oesterritter _ Lisa Orr _ Doug Peltzman _ Claudia Reese _ Melissa Weiss

funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts