Russell Hackney

Medium: Clay

Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains


Russell’s father and grandfather both worked in the pottery industry of Stoke-on-Trent, England and he entered the family business aged 16 and began modelling shapes and in particular embossment designs for all kinds of clients: large factories such as Dudson Duraline and Royal Stafford Tableware and also collaborated with small design firms, artists and potters. His most notable work was modelling a clock for Her Majesty the Queen, which incorporated classical figures and was presented to the Queen in 1999. Russell took 3 years away from the family business for his fine arts degree and then after 15 years working in the ceramic industry of Stoke he moved to Canada with his wife for adventure and to expand his personal artistic freedom.
Over 10 years working at his studio in Vancouver (and now Bowen Island also) he has worked consistently – designing and making his own work as well as offering a service to the clay community.
He has come to very much appreciate the skills that he learned in Stoke and the new found freedom that Canada has given him to explore his own personal art.

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Contact Address:

Studio 6, The Mergatroid Building, 965 Vernon Drive, Vancouver B.C.

Work can be viewed at:
Walrus; Vancouver Art Gallery Store
White Dog Gallery, Whistler
The Crafthouse Gallery, Granville Island
Arts Pacific Gallery, Bowen Island