About Douglas Bamford:
Douglas Bamford lives in “Old Town”, Lunenburg, N.S.. He splits his time between a vibrant studio practice and his position as Senior Ceramics Technician at NSCAD University. He holds a BFA in Ceramics and a B.ED, Art Education from NSCAD, 1995, and a diploma from Sheridan School of Design 1975 where he majored in both furniture design and ceramics.
“As an artist and designer I have a love of useful and beautiful objects. My art is an investigation of the history and meaning of ornamental language and it’s place in a contemporary world. I attempt to make meaningful provocative and accessible objects and monuments using such stable timeless icons as architectural ornament and ceramic tile pattern.”
Bamford has a rich background as a ceramic artist, a builder, furniture and fixture designer, educator and public artist. He recently completed a major architectural ceramic commission; “Steel Making” for Sydney, Cape Breton.