Bachmeier Pottery & Sculpture
"Honoring Mankind's ancient & universal partnership with clay"
Founded in 1993, Bachmeier Pottery ceramic work is now found in private, public and permanent collections in all 50 American states including the White House, while garnering over 40 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.
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 by working 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 in 2014 and currently works to lead the largest Art Education Program in Minnesota as the Associate Professor of Art Education at MSU Moorhead.
Brad and Sue Bachmeier live in S. Fargo with their 4 children, Mackenna, Addison, Clay & Kyler
New Work - Vessels & Sculpture
I create ceramic vessels and sculpture that tell the story of mankind’s ancient and universal partnership with clay through the study of cultural anthropology, geology, and religion. I employ the use of ancient and current global patterns, symbols, and iconography, while using both primitive and modern firing techniques. I am committed to creating work that can tell the story of humanity’s shared journey through universal virtues present in contemporary society.
-Work from three separate Series are shown below: Primal Element, Virtues & Revelations, and Geomorphic Companions
What can we do for you?
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....
Proud to be represented by the following local/regional Galleries:
Underbrush Gallery, Fargo ND
Rehfeltd's Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD
Revland Gallery, Fargo, ND (Spring 2017)
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 Feature Article: Throwing Clay
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Gate City Bank - Community Involvement
What a fun community project to be involved with... great 2 min. video!
Inspired Home Magazine, 2015
Brad's recent Artist-In-Residencies at state and national parks. P.68-70
Artist Interview - Brad Bachmeier by Zach Davis
Click below to read 2015 article:
ND Council on the Arts Article Press Release
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HGTV's That's Clever TV Show
TV segment from back in 2007!
Prairie Mosaic TV segment
TV segment from back in 2009!
Rosen Group and American Crafts Council, Philadelphia, PA
News from the studio blog
Recent projects and happenings in the regional art world
Projects & Friends
Projects, networks and the connections that make it possible
Community, Kids & Clay
Joint project with the Legacy Children's Foundation in Fargo
Check out this gigantic community brick sculpture projected conducted in the summer of 2016 to be installed summer of 2017...... might be America's largest brick sculpture when it is complete!.... www.fargobricksculpture.strikingly.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!
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