Bush, Lawrence (Larry)

Voornaam: 
Lawrence
Voorletters: 
L.
Achternaam: 
Bush
Geboortejaar: 
1951
Geboorteplaats: 
Seattle, Washington
Geboorteland: 
Verenigde Staten
CV: 

Lawrence Bush is born in Seattle (Washington) in 1951.

EDUCATION:
1984 M.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, New York
1975-76 Worked with Ken Ferguson, Wyoming and Kansas
1975 B.F.A., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1974 Studied in Japan
1969-71 Fairhaven College, WWSU, Bellingham, WA

TEACHING:
1991- present Department Head, Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design
1984-91 Instructor, Ceramics Department, RISD
1970-85 Workshop leader, various public schools & recreation centers

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
1984-present Potter, Providence, RI
1984-present Member, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
2007 Juror, CCT Artist Fellowships, Craft
2005 Juror, MassCouncil Craft Awards
2004 Program Committee, Fuller Museum
2002 Resident, "East/West Collaboration", University of Hawaii
2002 Juror,"Annual Cup Show", Kent State U, OH
1996 Guest Artist, Watershed, Edgecombe, ME
1995 Peer review, MassArt, Ceramics Program, Boston, MA
1994 Juror, League of NH Craftsmen Annual Show
1984-85 Technician, Ceramics Department, RISD
1980-82 Resident Artist, Somerstown Studios, Somers, NY
1978 Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1976-78 Potter, Sequim, WA

Werk: 

“Nature is my model, sometimes literally, always conceptually. With clay and glaze I imitate nature. With function and form; color and texture; history and need, I attempt a layering of forces and structures similar to that found in natural things like flowers.” Bush fuses histories of art making and craft tradition to serve contemporary need. Freedom to move among handwork, mechanized production, and digital technologies is important. His professional activities and special projects at RISD are numerous. He has exhibited nationally, has work in the RISD Museum, the Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred, and in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

 

Source: NetWorks 2013 – 2014 Catalogue

Bron foto: 

Prof. Lawrence Bush teaching how to use a jigger for making plates, 2012; sugarbowl, 1994 (collection Capriolus).