Bill Reddick is a renowned ceramic artist and potter inspired by the classical ceramic tradition of the Song Dynasty. Through Bill's contemporary expression of this ancient tradition, he has developed original techniques, a fluency of form, and thus, the creation of beauty.
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Had I not given myself an ultimatum and embarked on this very risky exciting creative exploration, I would never have experienced the reward of creating meaningful works of self expression that resonate with a broader audience.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bill Reddick, a self taught artist, received meaningful ceramics experience while a student at Lakefield College School in the mid 1970’s. After attending Queens University, he established in 1982, a studio in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Bill was deeply affected by Song Dynasty (960-1160 AD) Porcelain of China where he toured in 1998. In 2009 he travelled 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.
In 2001 Bill created a porcelain dinner service for the Canadian Embassy in Japan.
Later, in 2005, he created and delivered Canada’s Official State Dinnerware to Rideau Hall. The “Maple Leaf Service” was enjoyed by President Barack Obama on his first international State Visit in February of 2009. That fall, the Emperor and Empress of Japan also enjoyed Bill’s porcelain when the Canadian ambassador entertained their Excellencies in Tokyo prior to their State visit to Canada. Bill also designed dinnerware for 24 Sussex Drive at the request of the Chairman of the Canadiana Fund. Although the project was suspended, The "Plate with National Imagery" took Bill to Korea in 2009.