My Daily Art

Robert Archambeau

Robert Archambeau has been working and teaching with clay for over sixty years.

This is a legacy of studio excellence, academic prowess, and profound mentorship — sustained by the enduring beauty and potential of the clay in the hands of the potter. It’s hard not be drawn to his ceramic works with their singular and collective strengths.

Varied in form and scale, the pieces introduce a complex palette of colours, textures, and glazes. On my first studio visit with Robert a decade ago, I was surrounded by his work – an overwhelming and pleasing sensation.

In 2018, I organized an exhibition at the WAG intended to recall that first visit, and the many conversations since. Through shape, colour and surface, one bowl or vase leads to another, and we are left with something more, something greater than just one expression, one visit. Still, in a diversity of types and styles, there is a remarkable unity and harmony in the artist’s oeuvre. We celebrate, honour, and thank Robert for his many gifts as artist and teacher.

Robert Archambeau

WAG Exhibition shoot, Robert Archambeau

Robert Archambeau

WAG Exhibition shoot, Robert Archambeau

While the WAG is temporarily closed, this series of posts from Director & CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys, shares an artwork from the collection every day until the Gallery reopens. Follow along on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, or visit our stories section for this and more [email protected] content.

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