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Location:
Indian Harbour, NS
Walter Ostrom

"A pot should never stop working. In use, it should function to contain, present and enhance both it's content and its context."

� Born in Binghamton, New York, US

Education:
� M.F.A. Ohio State University, Athens, Ohio 1967-69
� B.A. Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio 1965-67
� University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland 1964-65
� Chemistry Major, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 1962-64

Selected Exhibitions:
� "Source", Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio 2002
� "Flowery", Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON 2002
� "Art and Science", National Gallery of China, Beijing, China 2001
� "Painted Pots: the Art of Majolica", Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury, Vermont 2000
� "Utilitarian Clay, Celebrate the Object", Arrowmont School for Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2000
� "Walter Ostrom: The Advocacy of Pottery", Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS 1996

Selected Awards, Grants, Professional Experience:
· Recipient, 2003 Prix Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts
· Awarded honourary professorship while teaching at the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China 1990-97
· Became a Professor and Head of Ceramics at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS 1984


 

 

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