Pierre Bounaud is a San Diego-based ceramic artist, working from his home studio overlooking the scenic Talmadge neighborhood canyons. Born and raised in France, in the Provence region, Pierre studied Chemistry before clay took over his life and became his muse. Combining his love of experimentation and architecture, Pierre creates original, colorful, and textural functional wares, as well as sculptural vessels and geometric abstract structures.
In 2010 Pierre started a home studio in San Diego, experimenting with various ceramic processes, from Raku and saggar firing to mid-range glaze development. In 2011 Pierre juried in as a member of the Spanish Village Art Center in San Diego, CA, and later joined Studio 40 in the Spanish Village Art Center as a partner. Around the same time, Pierre joined the Board of Clay Artists of San Diego (CASD) and has been active within the organization since then, educating the ceramic community and bringing awareness of the ceramic arts to the public. In 2014 Pierre was accepted as a member in the San Diego Potters' Guild, exhibiting in the guild's gallery and twice a year during the guild's semiannual sales. Pierre is also participating in the city-wide annual San Diego Pottery Tour since 2011, where potters open their private studios to the public during one week-end in December.
Pierre’s unique artwork has been featured in multiple galleries, including the Borrego Art Institute, the American Museum of Ceramic Arts, the Kellogg University Art Gallery, the Front Porch Gallery, and the City of Brea Art Gallery