Oscar Bucher is an award-winning ceramic artist who has been working with clay for over 50 years.  His pieces have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and beyond, including the International Ceramic Competition in Faenza, Italy and the Fletcher Ceramic International in Auckland, New Zealand.                                          

Raised in Switzerland, Bucher completed his studies in business /accounting. He worked as an auditor for Arthur Anderson accounting firm in Milan and Paris. Not finding the work fulfilling enough after four years Bucher decided to return to his first passion: creating with his hands which led to going back to art school to study ceramics at the former Eidgenössische Keramische Fachschule in Bern.

In 1960, he immigrated to Santa Barbara, California to establish his own pottery studio. His groundbreaking work consistently won awards and helped popularize high-fired ceramics in Southern California during the ’60s and ’70s re-emergence of Arts and Crafts movement.