Bill Reddick, a self taught artist, received meaningful ceramics experience while a student at Lakefield College School in the mid 70’s. After attending Queens University, he established, in 1982, a studio in Prince Edward County, Ontario. He now works in Peterborough, Ontario.
Bill was deeply affected by Song Dynasty porcelain of China where he toured in 1998. In 2009 he traveled to Korea as a participating artist in the Cheongju World Craft Biennale. Informed by both these classical Asian traditions, his work demonstrates a fluency of form, and technique, while expressing contemporary design.
At the request of former Governor General, Madame Adrienne Clarkson, Bill created the “Maple Leaf Service” which is now the official State Dinnerware for Canada, at Rideau Hall. Also, in 2001, he designed a dinner service for the Canadian Embassy in Japan. He was later asked to design dinnerware for the Prime minister’s residence at the request of the Canadiana Fund.
I am an artist who enjoys exploring. Discovering new techniques while realizing my vision is challenging and exciting. I enjoy pushing the limits of my medium and expanding the vocabulary of the tradition I work in. I cannot imitate my own work, since elements of the process create unpredictable and often random outcomes, therefore, all the work is a unique expression of its journey from concept to realization.
Shows & Exhibitions
2015 November. Gardiner Museum Shop. Bowl Themed Group Show.
2015 June. Juror. Lakefield College School . The Dalglish award.
2014 May Workshop and Slideshow. Fusion Conference, Peterborough Ontario.
2014 April Vase Show. Gardiner Museum Shop, Toronto
2013 Nov Lecture and Slide show. Kawartha Potters Guild. Peterborough,ON.
2013 Mar. Speaker and Pianist. Creativity and Spirituality lecture series. St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Picton, ON.
2012 Nov “Dinnerware”. BURLINGTON ART CENTRE- National group invitational exhibit. Permanent collection corridor. Burlington, Ontario
2012 July. Faculty Exhibition. Haliburton School of the Arts. Railsend Gallery
2012 July. Faculty. Haliburton School of the Arts. Teaching Dinnerware Course
2011 Nov Ontario Crafts Council 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Ontario Craft 2011
2011 May. Lecture “The Creative Spark” Canadian Ceramic Circle. National Gallery
2011 Apr. Lecture and slide show. Parrott Library, Belleville
2010 Oct. MERA Lecturer in series”The Creative Spark” Perth Ontario
2010 July. Faculty. Haliburton School of the Arts. Teaching Dinnerware Course.
2010 May. Solo Exhibition and Slide show. Gardiner Museum. Opened by J Ralston Saul
2010 Feb. Solo Exhibition, Syracuse New York. Clayscapes Gallery.
2010 Jan. Unity an Diversity Exhibition. Vancouver cultural Olympiad.
2009 Nov. Ontario Craft 09. Juried group show.
2009 Sept. Unity and Diversity Exhibition. Cheoungju International Biennale in South Korea.
2009 May GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART 25th Anniversary Bowl Show. Invitational group
2009 Mar-Oct. Masterworks East, Touring Juried Group Show of OCC.
2009 Feb-May “Perfect” Burlington Art Centre. National Juried Show.
2008 Sept-Dec. “Beaver Tales” University of Toronto Art Centre. National Art Exhibit 200 years of Canadian Art featuring Iconic Canadian images from nature.
2008 Mar-May “RED”. BURLINGTON ART CENTRE- National group invitational exhibit. Permanent collection corridor. Burlington, Ontario
2007 Nov.-SOFA, Chicago.
2007 260 FINGERS – Ottawa, ON – invitational group
2007 Aug-Oct – Roots to Royalty: Fine Craft of East Central Ontario
ART GALLERY OF NORTHUMBERLAND –Cobourg, ON
2007 May-Aug QUIET REVELATIONS: THE WORK OF BILL
REDDICK – BURLINGTON ART CENTRE – Burlington ON
2007 Jan-May GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART “On the
Table- 100 Years of Functional Pottery in Canada” National
2007 Jan-Feb – TORONTO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION
Toronto ON – Award Winners Exhibition
2006 May – CARNEGIE GALLERY – Dundas ON – invitational joint
2006 Feb. – BURLINGTON CULTURAL CENTRE – ‘Yellow’
2005 Sept. OENO GALLERY – Prince Edward County ON – group
2004 Sept- THE GUILD SHOP, Toronto. “Porcelain” Invitational Group
2004 Aug – CANADIAN CLAY & GLASS GALLERY – ‘Hand to Lips’
National group invitational
2004 June GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART – Toronto ON
Containers of Beauty – invitational group
2004 Mar – GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART – Toronto ON
Kissing Cousins: Clay meets Glass – invitational group
2003 Nov – OTTAWA ART GALLERY – Ottawa ON
2003 Sept – Shanghai China – Ceramic Pillows – international
2003 May – OTTAWA ART GALLERY – Ottawa ON – invitational group
2003 May – EXPRESSIONS 2003 Belleville ON – juried group
2003 Feb – GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART – Toronto ON
“Mad hatter’s Tea Party” – invitational group
2003 Feb – GALLERY 611 – Toronto ON – invitational group
2002 June/July – ART IN THE COUNTY – Picton ON – juried
2002 May – VISUAL ARTS CENTRE – ORLEANS ON
invitational two person
2002 May – OTTAWA ART GALLERY – Ottawa ON “Earth and Fire”
2002 Mar – COLBORNE GALLERY –Colborne ON
Vessels – invitational group – wood, glass and ceramics
2002 Mar – GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART – Toronto ON
Annual Bowls Show – invitational group
2001 Oct – THE POTTERY WORKSHOP – Hong Kong, China
Contemporary “Chamber Pot” Exhibition – International
invitational group – curated by Caroline Cheng
2001 CANADIAN CLAY 7 GLASS GALLERY – Waterloo ON
‘The Chosen Ones’ – permanent collection show
2001 Aug – THE GUILD SHOP – Toronto ON “The Mad Ceramist Tea
Party” – invitational group
2001 May – CARNEGIE GALLERY – Hamilton ON – Shino Show
15 potters in conjunction with the 2001 Fusion Conference
2001 April – CANADIAN EMBASSY – Tokyo, Japan – four place settings
exhibited at the Embassy to 30,000 visitors
1998 ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART – Toronto ON – Fusion ‘Fireworks’
2000 Dec – OZONE LIVING CENTRE – Tokyo, Japan
Place setting commission from Canadian Embassy
2000 July – STRATFORD ART GALLERY – Stratford ON
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Millennium Exhibition
1998 May – CHINESE & FOREIGN ARTIST WORKS – China Yixing
International Ceramic Art Symposium – International invitational
1998 JAPAN FOUNDATION – Toronto ON – Fusion ‘Fireworks’
1997-2008 TOAE Participant
1998-2008 Art in The County, Picton Ontario
Burlington Art Centre Numerous pieces
2012 Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art Donated by Adrienne Clarkson, Maple Leaf Service Plate 2005, Bowl with Brook Stones
2006 – Canadian Ambassador to Norway – Maple Leaf Platter
2005/6 – Rideau Hall – Maple Leaf Service/Le Service feuille d’erable
45 green celadon/ming red dinner plates
2003-President of Finland
2003 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery– Waterloo, ON
‘Halos’ bowl – Crackle glaze
2001 Canadian Embassy Tokyo, Japan, Place Settings
1998 Porcelain Institute, Jingdezhen, China. Plate with Maple Leaves