Nature inspires contemporary design in all of my artwork. Clean lines join with natural colors and textures. Flowing bends in vases, actual impressions of leaves and branches, and the more nature inspired look of sculptural pieces all play into this idea. Adding natural elements to my work helps give it more of a presence and adds a decorative touch making my work ready for display.
Born in Grand Haven, Michigan, Brad was introduced to the art world at an early age. Narrowing down his creativity to ceramics in high school, Brad was able to set up a studio in a spare bedroom of his parents home. Exhibiting in a few art shows and galleries paid for his college. After graduating with a BFA in ceramics from Grand Valley State University in 2004, he was ready to start his career as a full-time artist. Creating everything from his home studio, his work can be seen throughout the year at numerous galleries and art shows.
For years, Brad has been designing and creating functional, food-safe work, while keeping each piece a decorative work of art. All of his work is hand-built and impressions are made of real naturals.
Brad has been involved with numerous group and juried competitions. These have led to multiple Best of Show, Curator's Choice, People's Choice, Jury Favorite, and Purchase Awards.
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