Opening Reception: April 18th, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: April 18th to May 30th, 2014b
Robert Archambeau is a Canadian studio potter from Winnepeg and Bissett, Manitoba. Born in 1933 in Toledo, Ohio, he received his MFA from Alfred University and taught at RISD (4 years) and the University of Manitoba (23 years), retiring in 1991. Robert is the recipient of a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and a Manitoba Arts Council Senior Grant. His pottery is represented by Akar Gallery (Iowa City, IA, USA) and David Kaye Gallery (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA).
My aim in creating is not the decoration or didactic or clay as visual entertainment, it is not political. Instead, I hope my crockery is, in some measure, a distillation of the magic and mystery that surrounds me on this, my part of the Canadian Pre-Cambrian shield. I strive for, at its best, pottery that is serene, rich in detail, detached from the mundane and timeless.