Robin Welch British, b. 1936
Robin WelchTeabowlstoneware, decorated with two glazed panels on a deep blue groundimpressed 'RW' to baseh 8 cm (3 1/8 in)
d 8 cm (3 1/8 in)
Robin WelchVasestoneware, with applied yellow, blue and red glazes to bodyimpressed 'RW' to rimh 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in)
Robin WelchVesselstoneware, glazed band to top rim above further banded decoration with red glazed highlights
height 14cm, diameter 12cm NB:impressed 'RW' to rimh 14 cm (5 1/2 in)
d 12 cm (4 3/4 in)
At 15-years-old, as a student at Penzance School of Art, his breakfast set was selected for presenatation to Prince Charles in celebration of the school's 100th anniversary, signalling a bright future in the art world and in particular the field of ceramics. Over time Robin has gained a solid reputation; teaching and lecturing, whilst creating art all over the world.
His dedication mirrors not only the extent of his output, after all, being a former paratrooper might inspire such persistence, but the experience and passion that inspires every artwork he creates. Travelling from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, to Germany and finally, England, where Robin was born and his home studio is located, there is a vast variety of styles to be observed throughout his oeuvre.
1994 Exhibits work at Ceramic Arts Gallery, Vienna.
and Art in Clay, Hatfield.
1976 Crafts Advisory Council Bursary
1985 Large Candleholders for Lincoln Cathedral
1987 Large Panel for National Westminister Bank, London.
1988 Commission for Dame Elisabeth Frink.
1989 Purchase from Sir David Attenborough for private collection.
1990 Planters Award for the National Garden Festival, Gateshead.
1999 Peers Award, National Ceramic Fair.
2016 Honorary Fellow Membership for Crafts Potters Association
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