Ken Wilkinson has been a potter and ceramic artist in Saskatchewan for over 30 years. He is known as one of the province’s best “throwers,” creating exquisite bowls, tea pots and goblets. Ken also does larger work such as ceramic tables and pedestals.
A university art school ceramics class in 1974 and exposure to some the famous ceramists of the day conspired to interrupt Ken’s studies in engineering and computer science. His scientific studies coupled with an inquiring mind and a need to understand “how things work” have informed his life and work as a potter.
Ken’s work is amazingly eclectic, accomplished, spontaneous and controlled. His work has shown across Western Canada in exhibitions, galleries, craft shops and craft shows. His work has been shown in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Lloydminster, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, Jasper and Invermere B.C. as well as Cheongju, Korea.
Ken has designed and built his own kilns, equipment and studios. His fascination with clay has led him to explore many of the possibilities open to those who choose the life of a potter. Ken has become a master of his craft whose work varies from coffee cups to furniture to wall murals. He designs, creates, markets, teaches, learns, collaborates and advocates for Fine Craft.
“There is absolutely no way to be bored” says Ken. “Stay Tuned to see what comes next.”