Duncan Aird

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Clay has always presented new possibilities for me.  As I was finishing my diploma in Ceramics at Sheridan College in 2000, I was fortunate to find an apprenticeship with Scott Barnim.  This wonderful time of further education and essential practice lasted for almost six years.  By 2003 I had opened Aird Pottery and was making a line of domestic cone six tableware, as well as teaching part time at Dundas Valley School of Art.  In January 2006 I decided to strike out on my own and work in my own studio fulltime.  This lasted only 8 months as I was fortunate to secure the Ceramics studio technician position at Mohawk College.  With new found freedom from the constraints of production potting, I found time to have a solo exhibition and 2 group exhibitions during 2009.  I have also returned in a focused way to my original love of atmospheric firings, most intensively wood firing.  Relenting decoration almost completely to the flame, I can now focus solely on form and function in a slower more contemplative way of making.

Duncan Aird website
Duncan Aird is also represented by the Allsorts Gallery