Bryce Brisco is a functional potter who is interested in Southern American folk wares and the three main cultural influences that this tradition derives from (German salt glaze, English slipware, and Chinese ash glaze). A native of rural Northwest Arkansas, Brisco is an alumni of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honors, in Painting. He currently resides in the Northwest Arkansas and is working with our department to build a new Soda Kiln.
The Association of Ceramic Enthusiasts has invited Brisco to present a lecture on Tuesday, October 6th entitled, Weird Function, or the Nasty Bits of History: Table, Toilet, & Tomb. In his lecture, Brisco will discuss at historical handmade pottery forms that serve purposes other than those related to food and drink. Face Jugs, Witch Bottles, Bed Pans, and Grave Markers are just a few of the ceramic vessels that will be presented during this lecture.