David Lloyd: “What Do We Make and Who Do We Make Things For?”

The North-West Ceramics Foundation is pleased to announce that their next speaker, David Lloyd, will be presenting via Zoom on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 2pm PST. The NWCF Speaker Series is free and open to all. All are welcome, but registration is required. Please see here or below to register for this exciting talk.

David Lloyd studied Asian Art History, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Languages, earning his Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia in 1974. In 1974, he studied ceramics for three months with a well-known Japanese potter, and, for eighteen months between 1976 and 1978, he studied at Kyoto University in Japan. He taught ceramics at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC, for twenty-four years, retiring in 2014.

In 1995, he assisted and translated for Dr. Yukio Yamamoto when he came to Nanaimo to supervise the construction of the Noborigama Tozan kiln, later travelling with him to the University of Montana in Missoula and to Flagstaff, Arizona, where Yamamoto had built another Tozan kiln. He was an active member and past president of the Fraser Valley Potters Guild, and an exhibiting potter well-known for his wood-fired work. He has presented numerous workshops locally and around the world in the US, Korea, and Cuba.

David’s talk, “What Do We Make and Who Do We Make Things For?” will draw on his nearly fifty-year history of making ceramics, highlight some of his experiences in Cuba, Korea, and Japan. He will provide insights into some of the pleasures and challenges he has faced making his life as a potter. His talk will also consider the age-old question all makers ask themselves regarding the value and meaning of handmade work.

To register for David’s talk, which will be presented on zoom, please click on the following link and sign up. The talk will be presented live on zoom on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 2pm. We look forward to seeing you encourage you to register so you can be part of the audience to ask David questions about his practice and the pots he makes. The talk will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube shortly thereafter.

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