Bruce Pryor's Profile
Hello & thank you for visiting my shop. My name is Bruce Pryor [NZ born]. I am entirely self taught and have been working with clay and fire since I was 15.I established my first studio "The Martinsville Pottery" near Lake Macquarie NSW in 1972 & worked there until 1987.
It was here that I learnt the basics of my craft with the Only book available on studio practice [at the time]; " A Potters Book", by Bernard Leach. This was to become my Bible for the next 10 years.
Through constant reading of this valuable tome, I became aware of the strong friendship between Leach & his close Japanese friend & potter : Hamada Shoji San, of Mashiko fame. Over the years, In researching the work of Hamada San, who was a designated "National Living Treasure" [in his lifetime] ; I came across the work of his first "Deshi" [apprentice], one " Shimaoka…
- Joined October 6, 2009