“In his hands, the seemingly prosaic world of pottery takes on aspects of the illusionistic, the cinematic, the virtual..." – Steve Heinemann, Ceramist (nominator)
Alive with history, movement, and possibility, Greg Payce’s vessels become animated before our eyes. Processions of figures emerge from negative space, projections of vibrant patterns dance across porcelain surfaces, holographic-like photos pulse with dimension. Running through all of his work is an hommage to the craft masters of past eras.
For 43 years, Greg Payce has been shaping his experiences and passions at the potter’s wheel. He pulls from design, film, photography, philosophy, history – all while reinforcing his connection to fellow potters through the ages. He has been passing on this connection to the countless students he has influenced over his 24 years as an instructor in the ceramics program at the Alberta College of Art and Design.