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  • "Honoring Mankind's ancient & universal partnership with clay"

    Founded in 1993, Bachmeier Pottery & Sculpture artwork is now found in private, public and permanent collections in all 50 American states including the White House, while garnering over 45 regional, national, and international grants and awards. With specialties in large-scale vessels, low-fire atmospheric firings and large-scale relief sculpture work, Brad Bachmeier is also one of only 19 recognized Brick Sculptors (American Brick Association) in the U.S. and recently installed North America's largest brick sculpture at Madison bike & skate park in Fargo, ND, 2017.

     

    In 2009, Brad was recognized with the Governor's Award in Art Education for "Sustained and impactful art education and advocacy efforts for students and citizens of ND". Brad worked to help start both the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists non-profit organization and the Center for Creativity at the Plains Art Museum as a Founding Board Member. Brad has also served as President of the Board of Directors for both the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead and The Arts Partnership of the FM Area. Brad was appointed by Governor Jack Dalrymple to the ND Council on the Arts Board of Directors in 2014 where he currently serves as Vice-Chair. Brad is currently employed at Minnesota State University Moorhead as the Professor and Program Coordinator of Art Education leading the largest Program in a 3 state region. Brad was nominated by the Carnegie Foundation for U.S. Professor of the Year in 2016 and received the Art Educators of Minnesota Higher Art Educator of the Year Award in 2018.

     

    Brad and Sue Bachmeier live in S. Fargo with their 4 children, Mackenna, Addison, Clay & Kyler

     

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  • Studio/Services/Galleries

    What can we do for you?

    The Studio

    Open to the public by appointment​

    Located at 8417 25th St. S. in Fargo, ND, features 3 potters wheels, slab roller, extruder, 4 ceramic kilns and mobile work surfaces to accommodate large-scale projects. Open to the public the first weekend of every October for the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists Studio Crawl Event. Info at www.fmva.org

    Commissioned Public Art

    Whether in ceramic tile or brick relief, we can tell the story of your organization in a sophisticated and powerful way.

    Our site-specific relief sculpture murals add a custom touch to any building. We have complete control of a variety of sizes, styles, colors and textures to compliment your building and architecture. Click the Relief Sculpture tab to see a few examples. We also install!

    Awards for your organization

    We've worked with dozens of companies to produce custom awards that can distinguish your organization.

    Past clients include: Fargo Marathon, FM Convention & Visitor's Bureau, National H.S. Coaches Hall of Fame, SDSU Alumni Foundation, NDSU Alumni Foundation, MSUM Alumni Foundation, The Arts Partnership, Sanford Hospital, Rourke Art Museum, NDSU Athletic Department and many more....

    Gallery Representation

    Proud to be represented by the following local/regional Galleries:​

    Underbrush Gallery, Fargo ND

    Rehfeltd's Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD

     

    Workshops & Residencies

    Brad has conducted dozens of workshops and residencies with specialties in: Wheel-throwing, throwing large forms, atmospheric firings, raku firing, art careers, and the business and marketing of art

    Including......Minot State University, North Dakota State University, Dickinson State University, Valley City State University, The Granary in Groton, S.D., South Dakota State University, The University of North Dakota, The University of South Dakota, The Hawaii Potter's Guild, Bismarck State University, The Jamestown Art Center, Lewis and Clark State Park and The National Petrified Forest in Arizona to name a few.

  • In the Media

    Fargo Monthly Article: Throwing Clay

    Gate City Bank - Community Involvement

    Inspired Home Magazine, 2015

    National Park Artist-In-Residencies P.68-70

    Artist Interview - Brad Bachmeier by Zach Davis

    ND Council on the Arts Article Press Release

    2007 HGTV's That's Clever TV Show

    Prairie Mosaic TV Segment, 2009

    Rosen Group & American Crafts Council, Phil., PA

    Fargo Forum Article "Peace by Piece"

    WDAY News Article

    2017 AEM Higher Education - Art Educator of Year

  • News from the studio blog

    Recent projects and happenings in the regional art world

    May 26, 2018
    Couldn't be more pumped to announce the Red Ball Project coming to the FMWF metro area this October! This international art project has been installed in 24 locations around the globe and the artist, Kurt Pershke is excited to be bringing it here! Pleased to announce that the MSUM School of Art...
    Looking forward to spending several weeks in the Parashant Wilderness studying ancient ceramics and geology while gaining inspiration to create a new body of work.
    June 15-16 College Hills Art Festival, Cedar Rapids - Top 20 National Juried Festival June 23-24 Naperville IL Arts Festival July 13-15 Jackson Hole Wyoming Art Festival August 3-5 Kimball Art Festival, Salt Lake City, UT - Top 20 National Juried Festival
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  • Projects & Friends

    Projects, networks and the connections that make it possible

    Community, Kids & Clay

    Joint project with the Legacy Children's Foundation in Fargo​

    North America's largest brick sculpture has been installed! Check out the In the Media links above for article and video as well as the project web-site: www.fargobricksculpture.com

    Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists

    Fantastic local artists group with over 200 members. Sponsors the largest annual art event in the FM Area, the Studio Crawl which occurs the first weekend of every October. See you there!

    Check out this great non-profit group to see how you can get involved at www.fmva.org

    MSUM's Art Ed. Org.

    Student Art Education Chapter of the National Art Education Assoc.​

    This group has done amazing service projects though the years volunteering hundreds of hours with organizations such as: Great Plains Food Bank, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Charism's program for at-risk youth and Churches United for the Homeless - Art Club for kids, to name a few. Check em' out here!

    Kulzer Design

    Gerry Kulzer of Kulzer Design is a long-time friend and assistant sculptor for Bachmeier Pottery. Kulzer previously worked with Brodin Studios near Minneapolis. He is responsible for the sculpting of many portrait busts and life-size bronze sculptures around the country. Kulzerdesign.com

    Nationally Recognized Regional Artists

    Nelda Shrup - Jewelry

    Richard Gruchalla - Ceramics

    Tom Maras - Glass

    Deborah Broad - Printmaking

    Walter Piehl - Painting

    Jon Offutt - Glass

    Richard Bresnahen - Ceramics

    Norik Astvatsaturov- Repousse

    Ellen Diederich - Watercolor

    Elise Parsley - Illustration

    Linda Whitney - Printmaking

    Ben Victor - Sculpture

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