"The universally recognised and continuously reinvented Teapot is the spouted icon and Prima Donna of the ritual of tea. It is the cross dressing engine of hospitality, spanning cultural and social boundaries and a context for story telling and imagining. The intimate relationship of functional form and ornamentation conspires to provoke endless encounters with the possible. I make teapots in homage to this tradition.
The abiding references and interplay of ideas gleaned from historical precedents that continue to inspire my responses are interwoven with a keen passion for the observation and perception of beauty, its strangeness and infinite possibilities of interpretation."
Working in Adelaide, Australia
1969-1972 South Australian School of Art, Adelaide, Australia
1978 SA College of Advanced Education, Australia, Diploma in Teaching
2001 University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, BA Visual Art & Design
Bruce Nuske has work in the following public collections:
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Geelong Gallery, Victoria, Australia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia