William Allen Bio
Introduced to ceramics by his mother as a child living in Toronto, William Allen produced a variety of pottery in a simple studio within their home. Influenced by his readings about Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach, masters of modern ceramic art, Allen began a lifelong journey exploring the question “What is good art?”
After completing a two year diploma in Ceramics at George Brown College by twenty-one, artistic aspirations were postponed by family financial responsibilities. Sporadically, through the years, Allan produced thousands of works of ceramics at times of intense inspiration. In recent years, figurative Sculpture has dominated his creativity. Works include wooden storage/display boxes, handmade by Allen.
Photography by William Allen
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