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Walter Ostrom

Brief Biography
1944 Born Binghamton, New York.
1962-64 University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York (Chemistry Major).
1964-65 University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland.
1965-67 B.A. Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio.
1967-69 M.F.A. Ohio State University, Athens, Ohio.
1969 Arrived in Canada to teach at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Halifax, Nova Scotia
1976 Studied in China.
1978 Returned to China.
1981 Grant to study Islamic ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
Grant to study faience in Provence, France. Also visits Italy.
1997 Awarded an honourary Professorship at the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Jiangxi, People's Republic of China.

Exhibition History
1976 "Pot de Fleurs"; Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1982 Prime Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1984 "Flowerholders"; Prime Gallery.
1987 "Clay Today: The Inaugural Exhibition of the Permanent Collection"; Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario.
1989 Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1991 "The Painted Pot"; Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario.
1994 "Containment: The Space Within"; Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario.
1995 "Modern Majolica"; Burlington Art Centre.
1997 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Burlington Art Centre.
1998 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
2000 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2001 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
2002 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Publications
Ceramics: Mastering the Craft. Richard Zakin, Chilton Books, 1990.
"Functional Ceramics," Ceramic Monthly, November 1992.
Tinglazed Earthenware. Daphne Carnegy, ANC Black, London/Chilton, Radnor, Pennsylvania, 1993.
Terra Firma: Five Immigrant Artists in Nova Scotia. Essay, Silver David Cameron and John Murchie, 1993.

Artist Bio in Japanese

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