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.

Nick Bernard
Nick Bernard

NB189 8.5x8

Nick Bernard
Nick Bernard

NB187 12x10

Nick Bernard
Nick Bernard

NB188 13x11.5

Nick Bernard
Nick Bernard

NB178 13.5x12.75

Nick Bernard
Nick Bernard

NB183 6.5x6

Nick Bernard
Nick Bernard

NB172 8.5x8.25

Nick Bernard
Nick Bernard

NB176 11x9.5