A student of Marguerite Wildenhain, the world renowned Bauhaus potter, Bruce Murray works in a 700-year-old European tradition using colored slips and incised decorations. A number of other artists have influenced Murray as well. He says, “I love Modigliani’s economy of line and Matisse’s use of color. Susan Peterson’s rapturous account of Shoji Hamada, the great Japanese potter, gave me the template of a social potter who allows himself the joy and luxury of visitors.”
Murray works in an eighteenth century timber-frame barn. All of his stoneware is handmade and hand decorated, a celebration of everyday life whose use makes daily events more ceremonious and pleasurable. Murray’s work has been exhibited in several museum shows and is treasured by collectors from all over the world.