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Walter Dexter

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Walter Dexter (born 1931) is a ceramic artist and educator. Dexter received a diploma in ceramics from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and continued his studies at the Swedish School of Arts and Crafts on a scholarship. Dexter is recognized by the ceramics community as a pioneer in Raku ware technique, as an educator, and also as a writer. from 1968-1974, he was head of the art ceramics department at the Kootenay School of the Arts in B.C., Canada. Most of his work consists of vessel and plate forms decorated with dancing figures, a motif inspired from working with Paul Soldner. He currently maintains a studio practice in Victoria, B.C. where he has lived since the death of his beloved wife, writer Rona Murray. http://www.jonathons.ca/gallery/artists/clay/walter-dexter-rca/ Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Craft in 1993 "Surface and Sculpture" Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, April, 1995 "Tribute" Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery-Galerie, London Ontario Canada September 2007 "The Art of The Earth" by Walter Dexter and Rona Murray Gustavsom, Paula. "Walter Dexter, Surface and Sculpture". Ceramics Art and Perception, no. 22, 1995, pp 59-61  ( Wikipedia article )

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1931

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