Almost 20 years ago in a dim corner of industrial Yorkshire, Clive Tucker strayed from his appointed path. After years of study completing two science degrees, Tucker found himself slaving in one of England’s “dark satanic mills.” Disillusioned, he cast his job aside and fled to the exotic east.
In 1993 he landed in Durness, Scotland to apprentice with Lotte Glob at The Far North Pottery. There he learned the art of throwing and dreamed of becoming an artist. Immigrating to Ontario in 1994, it was not long before he became a self-sufficient potter. In 1998 restlessness struck once more and he moved to Vancouver to attend Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Upon graduating he was invited to be Artist in Residence at the Port Moody Art Centre. Late in 2008 Clive Tucker opened his own studio, Straight Up Studios in Port Moody.
Clive believes in a playful, yet poignant approach to art. He is very focused on keeping elements of play and whimsy in his work with a light sprinkling of irony. For more information on seeing Clive’s work, visit the Contact page.
Clive also has over ten years experience fixing kilns. See the Kiln Repair page for details.
Clive's work is now available at the Gallery of BC Ceramics.
Hey craft beer fans: Clive is making growlers!