Stunning vessels and sculptures in simple forms imbued with a sense of spontaneity.
“Raku as a technique allows me the opportunity to embrace the element of surprise, seeing and knowing then becoming as important as the making”. – Bruce Chivers
Bruce Chivers was born in Australia and, after a successful exhibitions career, moved to England in the mid 1980's. He is now a UK resident and runs a successful pottery at Dunsford in Devon. After teaching for several years specialising in art ceramics he established his own pottery and study with Takoa Sakai, a visiting Japanese potter.
Bruce is an exhibiting member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and a full member of the Craft Potters Association (CPA) of Great Britain. His work is represented in major Crafts Council listed galleries in the USA, Europe, Australia, London and throughout the UK.
Bruce produces two distinct styles of work, a range of high-fired porcelain utilising carefully-controlled crazing glazes, and raku which incorporates the spontaneity of the fire.
His work is typified by his use of stunning reds, yellows, deep greens and metallics such as gold or bronze.