Angus Leslie Graham, 35

Sep 13, 2017

Angus Leslie Graham, 35 of Carbondale, Colorado died in a car accident on Friday August 25, 2017 near Glendale, Oregon.

Angus grew up in Bethel, Maine and graduated from Gould Academy with honors.  He received a BFA from The New York State College of Ceramics, School of Art and Design, Alfred University.

After college Angus was honored to accept a two-year intensive internship (2005-2007) with master ceramic artist and South Dartmouth resident Chris Gustin.

He  received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth before moving west to pursue his work as a potter at Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) in Carbondale, Colorado.  Angus assisted Colorado artist and mentor Alleghany Meadows at his Artstream Nomadic Gallery where Angus exhibited his work nationally.

Angus shared his love for and expertise in ceramics as a summer assistant at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and also volunteered at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.  Angus also took classes at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and was an integral part of the Carbondale Clay Center, assisting, teaching and volunteering. Angus Graham’s artwork is in many private collections and personal kitchens nationally.

Angus spent part of every summer at Salter’s Point in South Dartmouth. He also cherished thirteen summer sessions as a camper and counselor at Winona Camps in Bridgton, Maine where he passionately shared his love of lacrosse and kayaking.  Angus competed on the Alfred University varsity lacrosse and ski teams and challenged himself to balance the intensity of a world-renowned art program with his love of sports.

Angus was a PSIA Alpine Level 3 trainer at all four of Aspen Skiing Company’s ski and snowboard schools and was highlighted as one the school’s highly regarded trainers, ski professionals, and mentors. Angus was also a valued member of the Aspen Demonstration Ski Team.

He is survived by his parents William and Marguerite Graham of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts; sister Kate Graham and brother-in-love Hardy Wallace, and niece Maple Hope Widmer Wallace all of Napa, California. He is also survived by his uncle Donald Graham of Grafton, Massachusetts and his uncle and aunt, Ace Bailey and Alixe Callen and their children, Zander and Miles Bailey all of Newport, Rhode Island.

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Angus Leslie Graham will be held on Sunday September 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Buttermilk Mountain Lodge, Aspen, Colorado and on Sunday September 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Winona Camps, Bridgton, Maine.  A private family service and burial will take place at a later date.

The family asks in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made in his memory to the following organizations that held a very special place in his life:


Carbondale Clay Center, "Angus Graham Scholarship Fund"

135 Main Street

Carbondale, CO 81623

These tax-deductible gifts will secure programming at the Carbondale Clay Center for young people in the Roaring Fork Valley.


Bancroft School, "Hope Leslie Graham Program"

110 Shore Drive

Worcester, MA 01605

These tax-deductible gifts support students in a program named for Angus’s beloved grandmother, Hope Leslie Graham, who dedicated her life to tutoring children with learning differences.


Maine Community Foundation

245 Main Street

Ellsworth, ME 04605

Please specify the gift to: "Winona Campership Fund"

These tax-deductible gifts will continue Angus’ tremendous legacy at Winona and support scholarships for boys who could not otherwise have a summer camp experience.

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