Ken Lumbis

Available at the Alberta Craft Gallery - Edmonton

“For many years my career primarily followed a pathway in biological disciplines. I was however, always involved in artistic endeavours that were informed by habitat observations across our western rural and wilderness landscapes. I developed an appreciation for their textures and colours. I have drawn on this reserve of images to develop both representational and abstract works.

Following my biologist career, I worked as the studio technician for the Fine Arts Department at the Grande Prairie Regional College and now as a full-time artist. I have focused my practice primarily on clay sculpture and pit-firing techniques that capture abstract and textural aspects of our landscapes. Pit firing represents an intriguing exploration. The application of various materials and fire create organic patterns across a ceramic landscape. It is always exciting to uncover a piece from the ashes and to see if the firing has produced the anticipated effects.”

Ken Lumbis currently works from his home studio in Grande Prairie, Alberta.


Alberta Craft Council Exhibitions: Crafting Conscience (2016), Painted with Fire (2017).