David Roberts

David Roberts is one of the most significant ceramic artists working in Europe today. A distinguished British potter, he has an international reputation as a leading practitioner in Raku ceramics – a technique with its origins 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 he has transformed it into a vibrant and contemporary art form.

David Roberts’ work is represented in public and private collections throughout the world.


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