Bill Reddick

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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.

Artist Statement

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.

CV  2016

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

Invitational group

2007 May-Aug QUIET REVELATIONS: THE WORK OF BILL

REDDICK – BURLINGTON ART CENTRE – Burlington ON

Solo exhibition

2007 Jan-May GARDINER MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART “On the

Table- 100 Years of Functional Pottery in Canada” National

Invitational group

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’

group invitational

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

invitational group

2003 Sept – Shanghai China – Ceramic Pillows – international

invitational group

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”

invitational group

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

solo invitational

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’

juried group

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

 

 

Permanent Collections

Canadiana Fund

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

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