David Roberts


20 November – 24 December

 

ONLINE TALK: Friday 19 November, 6pm, free event, Book tickets
GALLERY PREVIEW: Saturday 20 November, 6:30pm, free event, Book tickets

Exhibition goes live at 10am on 20 November
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David Roberts is one of the most significant ceramic artists working in Europe today.

A distinguished English potter, he has an international reputation as a leading practitioner in Raku ceramics: a technique with its origin in small-scale vessels made for the Tea Ceremony in late sixteenth-century Japan.

Roberts is acknowledged as responsible for the introduction and promotion of modern, large scale Raku in Europe. He has also been instrumental in its re-introduction to the United States of America, where his example has played a key role in the foundation of the Naked Raku movement.

In his personal exploration of this traditional technique, Roberts has transformed it into a vibrant and contemporary art form. His work is represented in public and private collections throughout the world.

Roberts is an honorary Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain for services to both British and international ceramics, an exhibiting member of Contemporary Applied Arts and an artist member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

“David Roberts’ simple, beautiful and resonant vessels reveal a mastery of his materials and processes, demonstrating how, in a manner similar to a painter using pigment on canvas, the fundamental elements of fire and smoke are exploited to express meaning and define the form of his unique hand-built ceramics” Lynn Greene, author ‘Painting With Smoke’.