Jim Etzkorn (Medicine Hat, AB), a graduate of the Alberta College of Art + Design, has been a studio potter and educator for the more than thirty years. He furthered his education through residencies at the Banff Center, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and Tokoname, Japan. He has returned to Alberta after spending many years in Abbottsford, British Columbia.
Since 1980, Jim has been teaching across Western Canada. Jim has taught at the University of Manitoba, Red Deer College, Alberta College of Art + Design and Kootenay School of the Arts. Jim’s work is represented in public and private collections in Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Britain, Holland, Spain and throughout North America. Highlights of his career include a commission to create the dinner set for the 2003 G8 Summit in Kananaskis, a merit award in Taiwan Invitational International Show and work chosen for numerous juried national and international exhibitions.
"My work is influenced by looking at historical objects, understanding ceramic traditions and exploring contemporary ideas."