Arundel StudiosMedium: Ceramics
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Member Since: 2019
Bronwyn studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and in 2008 graduated with a major in Ceramics and a minor in Art History. She studied drawing and painting and incorporates both in her work as a ceramicist. Bronwyn has been making pottery full time since 2012 and in March of 2018, Bronwyn expanded her business to include Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery, an 1800 square foot location accommodates a classroom, tech rooms and five individual studio spaces. Bronwyn manages this space with the assistance of a vibrant clay community of Artists-in-Residence, Apprentices and fellow instructors. Through the managing of her community pottery studio, and 8 years of successful pottery production business, Bronwyn has developed a ceramics mentorship that focuses on the business development for emerging artists. This year Bronwyn will be working on a new body of artwork with the assistance of a Canada Council For the Arts Grant.
Material, purpose, and narrative are the primary building blocks for my work. Ceramics as a material is immediately tactile and requires patience and perseverance. These qualities are the right amount of challenge and satisfaction to keep me engaged with the material. Some of this satisfaction is derived from the functional aspect of pottery. I love that my work will go ut into the world and be used and enjoyed. The nature-based subject of my pottery has a quiet playful narrative that pulls a little at the imagination, and hopefully creates new moments of joy in its use.