David Roberts – Large 1977 Raku Bowl (New In)


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David Roberts – Large 1977 Raku Bowl

Information – David Roberts – Large 1977 Raku Bowl – Hand Made Ceramic Pot

Artist: David Roberts

Type: Very Early Coil Built & Raku Fired Bowl Form

Size: 44cm Diameter x 17cm High

We have discussed this piece with David Roberts & he confirmed he created it in 1977.


David Roberts, A short biography

My career in ceramics is a remarkable, if understated, story. I have no artistic or ceramic history in my family nor did I study ceramics at art college. In fact I discovered ceramics by accident as an element in my teaching degree whist at Bretton Hall (now the site of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park) in the late 1960s. Similarly my work in Raku was appropriately the result of a serendipitous encounter with American Raku ceramics in the early 1980s. However due to persistence, a natural talent and support from colleagues, friends and family, especially my wife Jan, over the past 40 years I have established myself as a leading international practitioner in Raku Ceramics.

I have exhibited and presented workshops throughout the UK, Europe and USA. Introducing my processes and work to people worldwide. In the mid 80’s, using modern kiln materials, I pioneered large scale Raku in the UK. During the late ’80s and early ’90s I was one of a handful of international potters who invented and developed the Painting With Smoke (Naked Raku) process extending the repertoire of contemporary Raku Ceramics. Current work reflects an interest in post war abstract painting and an engagement with the dynamic rhythms of landscape and its interaction with water and erosion. My ceramics are represented in internationally important public and private collections. I am a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain, an exhibiting member of Contemporary Applied Arts. Also an artist member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

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