Vincent Tamplain Artist Bio
Vincent Tamplain grew up outside of New Orleans with a wealth of culture and wildlife to explore. During his childhood, he juggled athletics, academics, and the arts, founding Little Leaf Pottery and traveling to about 10 fine art shows annually while still in high school. A self-taught potter at the time, he did not know that his hobby would turn into a career and a lifestyle.
Establishing a professional pottery practice gave Tamplain motivation to keep making and insight to grow Little Leaf. After taking ceramics courses at the University of Denver, he decided to pursue formal art education. He transferred to Nicholls State University to get back in touch with what he knew, which allowed him to set his sights a little wider. His next venture was a seven-show tour that circled the eastern United States, finishing in a standalone show, Little Leaf Pottery Party in New Orleans, Louisiana. On the tour, he drove through the small village of Alfred and knew that was where he needed to be.
Currently, Tamplain is a student in the BFA program at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is studying ceramics in depth, focusing on sculptural work while still making pots in his spare time and maintaining a presence for Little Leaf Pottery. In his collegiate studies he has learn crafts such as glass, printmaking, 3D printing, and hopes to incorporate these media in his current works. Tamplain is interested in making his work mobile and versatile.