October 22 – November 15, 2019
Brad Walters received his MFA from Alfred University in Alfred, NY and his BA in Ceramics from LaGrange College, in LaGrange Georgia. Having held revered positions at Penland School of Craft (Core Fellow), and Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Summer Workshop Assistant, Resident Artist, and Facilities Manager) Brad has continuously pursued his studio practice, while embracing invaluable time spent with some of the fields leading artists. Brad’s love for the Colorado Mountains and belief in the mission and culture of the Anderson Ranch were the cornerstone for his many years of service. His next endeavors are to build a studio, and further his professional career in the ceramic arts as a full-time potter.
I aim to make beautiful pots that people love and want to live with. I want my work to be in people’s homes, to share their environment and give pleasure on a daily basis. The hand to material connection is important to me. My touch is present, giving my work a lively essence and character while carrying a reflection of nature. The work is about capturing a moment in time during the act of making. I look for optimum form and surface in a piece to show the qualities of touch. When I am painting, I must commit and keep fluid movements which gives confidence, character and life to the images and flowing, line work. Wood firing has helped me put nature in the finish. The accumulation of atmosphere emulates what can happen through time, and the developments of nature.