The Bray's Artist Amplified series is a lecture and demonstration series which invites artists and art enthusiasts to share their history, process, and conceptual motivations with the public. The below recording has been edited from the live event for the best viewing experience.
We hope you enjoy this unique opportunity to learn about Roberts work, his experience as a 1980's Bray Resident, and some early Bray history!
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Retro Bray: A perspective on being a Bray Resident Artist in the 1980's
Artist Amplified Series
Recording; May 2022
Robert Harrison holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Ceramics. He has taught Ceramics at the University level, and held administrative positions in Ceramic Programs both in Canada (the Banff Centre for the Arts) and the USA.
He has served on the Board of NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) as President and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana as President.
Well known for his large scale architectural sculpture he continues to evolve and exhibit smaller scale studio works. His interests in history and world cultures have provided numerous opportunities to work and travel abroad. His work is represented in many public and private collections, nationally and internationally. In 2001 he was elected to the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) based in Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2007 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) and in 2008 was awarded the Meloy Stevenson Award of Excellence from the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. In 2010 Robert was a founding member of the World Association of Brick Artists (WABA) and in 2011 Robert was honored as a Fellow of the NCECA Council.
His book Sustainable Ceramics: A Practical Guide published by Bloomsbury (London) and the American Ceramic Society (Ohio) debuted in the fall of 2013.
Recorded Artist Amplified; Robert Harrison May 2022
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