Sam Uhlick (Ardrossan, AB) studied at the Banff Center, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and apprenticed with world renowned potter Michael Cardrew at Wenford Bridge Pottery in Cornwall England. He has also participated in several study tours to Japan, Korea, and China. In 2010 Sam was honoured with the Linda Stanier and Family Memorial Award for his work in clay.
He has been a functional potter for over 35 years and creates his popular line of functional pottery. In addition to making pottery Sam gathers and refines the local clays he uses in his work and has built most of the equipment that he uses in his studio. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in many private, corporate, and public collections.
“If all ceramics were divided into two groups there would be those objects that are dusted and those pots that are washed. Almost all of mine would end up in the kitchen sink”.
ACC Exhibitions: Our Creative Spirit (2002), Mugs & Jugs (2003), In Our Own Backyard (2004), All About Alberta (2005), All About Alberta II (2006), Alberta is My Home (2008), THIRTY (2010), CLAY 2010, The 2010 Receipients (2011), Here and There (2015)