Bruce Arlen Wasserman's Profile
Bruce Arlen Wasserman trained as a potter under Montana potter Dave McMasters. After his time with Dave and with a good foundation in functional ware, Bruce studied at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, where he worked primarily in wood fired stoneware, under the tutelage of Jason Hess and Doug Casebeer. Bruce also credits Tim Smith as an insightful influence on his ceramic approach at that time.
His exposure at Anderson Ranch to traditional Japanese pottery was facilitated through interactions and observation of national living treasure potter Nakazato Takashi. This time informed Bruce's ceramic aesthetic, in large part effecting the unique and easy functional aesthetic his work displays today.
In 2007, Bruce helped build and has subsequently participated in many firings of a wood fired train kiln at the Red…
- Joined August 21, 2009
In stoneware and porcelain, I am attracted to the interaction of Shino glazes with the clay body in reduction, but I admit to a fondness for copper based glazes as well, My previous life as a blacksmith and wood turner inform my designs and inspire me to exploit the natural appeal of my works in clay