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    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!

    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, Thrivent Financial and many more....

    Gallery Representation

    Due to high demand and scarcity, Bachmeier Pottery has limited gallery representation with the region's two finest commercial galleries:​

    Underbrush Gallery, Fargo ND

    Rehfeld'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, public art, art careers, and the business and marketing of art

    Including......Red Rock Canyon, NV, Muddy Waters Clay Center Grand Forks, Grand Canyon/Parashant N.M., Minot State University, North Dakota State University, Dickinson State University, Hawaii Potter's Guild, Valley City State University, The Granary in Groton, S.D., South Dakota State University, The University of North Dakota, The University of South Dakota, Bismarck State University, The Jamestown Art Center, Mesa Verde National Park/UNESCO World Heritage Site and The National Petrified Forest in Arizona to name a few.

  • Projects & Friends

    Projects, networks, organizations and people doing good work.

    Art For Change Project

    Partnership with Churches United for the Homeless $20,000 LRAC Grant

    This partnership will involve the residents, staff, community, artists and art students in painting public indoor and outdoor murals to uplift the spaces into a more welcoming, hopeful and healing environment.

    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

    World Relief

    An international relief and development agency founded in 1944 as an humanitarian association. World Relief offers assistance to victims of poverty, disease, hunger, war, disasters and persecution. The organization has offices worldwide. It is supported by churches, foundations, and individual donors, as well as through United States Government grants from USAID and other agencies.

    Stand for the Vulnerable


    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

    Hessed House

    Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness that includes a Comprehensive Homeless Resource Center collaborating to provide the tools necessary to help individuals and families break free of the shackles binding them to homelessness.

    Because everyone deserves dignity


    MSUM's Art Ed. Org.

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

    This group has done amazing service projects through 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.

    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 - Jewelery

    Richard Gruchalla - Ceramics

    Tom Maras - Glass

    Deborah Broad - Printmaking

    Carl Oltvedt - Drawing

    Walter Piehl - Painting

    Jon Offutt - Glass

    Richard Bresnahen - Ceramics

    Norik Astvatsaturov- Repousse

    Zhimi Guan - Painting

    Fritz Scholder - Painting

    Elise Parsley - Illustration

    Linda Whitney - Printmaking

    Ben Victor - Sculpture

    Steve Nowatzki - Printmaking

    Jeff Zachman - Sculpture

  • In the Media

    North Dakota Museum of Art

    15 Minute Gallery Talk

    Solo traveling exhibition debut of "Conservation Through Clay"

    Ceramics Monthly Article

    Bringing Millennia Forward: Conservation Through Clay

    Making of the MSUM Athletic Award Sculptures

    Fargo Monthly Article: Throwing Clay

    WDAY News Article

    Madison Skate/Bike Park Brick Sculpture

    Fargo Forum Article "Peace by Piece"

    Madison Skate/Bike Park Brick Sculpture Project

    Gate City Bank - Community Involvement

    2017 AEM Higher Education - Art Educator of Year

    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

    Prairie Mosaic TV Segment, 2009

    2007 HGTV's That's Clever TV Show

    Rosen Group & American Crafts Council, Phil., PA

    FM Extra Article

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

    - Founded 1993 -

    Bachmeier Pottery & Sculpture work is now found in private, public, and permanent collections in all 50 American states and internationally including Microsoft Headquarters and Michelle Obama's personal collection while garnering over 50 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.


    Notable recognitions:

    -Governor's Award in Art Education for "Sustained impact and advocacy for the arts in ND"

    -National NICHE Award - Best in Wheel-Thrown Ceramics

    -Carnegie Foundation nominee for U.S. Professor of the Year

    -Art Educators of MN, Higher Education Educator of the Year

    -UND Graduate School Creative Research Award


    Community and Regional Service

    -Board of Directors - Art Educators of Minnesota

    -Founding Board member - Plains Art Museum "Center for Creativity"

    -Board of Directors and President - Rourke Art Museum

    -Founding Board member/Executor - ND Art Education Association

    -Governor Appointed Board of Director - North Dakota Council on the Arts, Vice-Chair

    -Mayor Appointed Fargo City Planning Commissioner

    -Board of Directors - Arts ND

    -Founding Board member - Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists

    -Board of Director and President of The Arts Partnership

    -Mayor Appointed City of Fargo Arts & Culture Commission

    -MSUM Faculty Senator


    Brad is currently employed at Minnesota State University Moorhead as Program Coordinator and Professor of Art Education leading the largest program in a 3 state region. He also serves as the Art Therapy Program Coordinator.


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



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