Bill Boyd, Available Artwork

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White and Lilac Bowl
Bill Boyd
Glazed Porcelain (4.5x18.75 in) 2014
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Black Bowl with Blue Rim
Bill Boyd
Glazed Porcelain (3.5x19 dia. in) 2014
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Blue Star Bowl
Bill Boyd
Glazed porcelain (4.25x22.75 in) 2014
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Blue and Purple Vase (Anvil Shape)
Bill Boyd
Ceramic (11x10.5 d in) 2013
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Blue and Purple Vase
Bill Boyd
Ceramic (15x6 in) 2013
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Dark Star Vase
Bill Boyd
Ceramic (16x6 in) 2013
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Violet Vessel
Bill Boyd
Ceramic (11x10 in) 2013
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Blue Sahara Teardrop Vase
Bill Boyd
Porcelain (18x11.5 in) 2010
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Bill Boyd

(1945)

Photo of Bill Boyd

Bill Boyd's first contact with pottery making came in Sweden where he was attending art school in 1970. Little did he know then how those moments were about to influence his future path. He went on to establish "Solbacken Ceramics" with Bettan in a seaside village in south-west Sweden. There they produced earthenware, gas fired stoneware, and wood fired stoneware in kilns Bill designed and built. During those 11 years he met and worked with several talented and successful potters, including Geoff Savage and his friend Kennet Williamson.
In Sweden he was influenced by the Scandinavian aesthetic which favours simplicity and clean lines. Bill was also exposed to the work and writings of Shoji Hamada, Soetsu Yanagi and Bernard Leach. This exposed him to Asian thinking and styles, including some of the classic glazes of history: celadon, tenmoku, chun, shino and others. In 2002, Bill discovered Zinc- Silicate crystal glazes. It soon became an obsession and he has pursued this elusive phenomenon continually since then.
He lives and works with his wife Shao Fang on beautiful Galiano Island in the Southern Outer Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada.

Links

2007 Ceramic Review article: “Active Tranquility”
Diane Creber admires Bill Boyd’s crystalline glazed bottles produced in the tranquility of Galiano Island.

Crystlline Glazes (Ceramics Handbook) by Diane Creber
Crystalline glazes have a magical quality that appeals to many ceramicists. Unfortunately, producing these glazes can be technically difficult....

Bill Boyd Crystalline Ceramics
Bill Boyd’s official website