Terry Hildebrand

Originally from a small town in Manitoba, Terry currently lives in Edmonton where he works as a ceramic artist. In May 2007 he received his BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba and in 2014 he graduated with an MFA in ceramics from the University of Minnesota. From 2008 to 2011 Terry worked as studio technician in the ceramics department at the University of Manitoba.

Terry’s ceramic work is created from porcelain, with a focus on teapots and cups. He fires the pieces in a soda or a wood kiln to give them a delicate flashing of reds, oranges, blues and greens. The earthy tones reflect the earthen qualities of clay. Good craftsmanship, ergonomics, and visual balance are important in his work. The main purpose of his utilitarian ceramic work is undeniably its function. The ritual of its use becomes a central experience. He enjoys creating playful sets that entice the users to interact with each other and the tray. The sharing of food, drink, fellowship, and play lie at the heart of our existence and the conscious ritual and enjoyment of these are greatly enhanced by the experience of the visual and tactile senses that the ceramic wares address.

ACC Exhibitions: Masterworks (2015), A Place for Everything (2016), #ABCRAFT (2016)