1947

1966 to 1970
  • Introduced to ceramics during education degree at Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire, England.
1970 to 1981
  • Full time art teaching in high schools. Increasingly concerned with making pots, initially in stoneware, changed to Raku in mid 1970s.
1981
  • Ceased full time teaching to concentrate on ceramics. Elected member of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.
1985 to 1988
  • Chair of Craft Potters Association.
1986
  • Invited onto Crafts Council Selected Index.
1993 to 1996
  • Member of Crafts Council Setting Up Grants Committee.
1994
  • Selected as full exhibiting member of Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
2000
  • Elected as exhibiting member of the International Academy of Ceramics.
2004
  • Made honory member of the Ceramica Libera Sperimentale (CLS) Italy. This is given to artists who have spent and still dedicate their life, for passion or profession, to the ceramic world. From tradition to contemporary research, bringing ceramic to the highest level
2009
  • Finalist, BCB Awards, Stoke on Trent, UK.
  • Hon. Mention, WOCEF Awards, Icheon, Korea.
  • Invitational Residency at International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary.
2010
  • The first in annual series of International Raku Masterclasses presented in David Robert's Italian Studio at Castello di Comano, Lunigiana, Tuscany.
2011
  • Inaugral Workshop/Demonstration presented at Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan
  • 'Weeping Landscapes', one person show at Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall, England.
  • International Raku Exhibition & Symposium, Terre et Terres, Mid Pyrenees Ceramic Association, France.
  • Inaugural exhibition, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy.
2012

  • One person show Beaux Arts, Bath, England.
  • Group show, Talbot House Gallery, Highgate, London, England.
2014
  • One person show, 'Landscapes & Artefacts, Memories & Inventions' at Lemon St. Gallery, Truro Cornwall, England.
  • One person show Galerie du Don, Auvergne, France.
  • ‘Munich Highlights’ with Gallerie Karl Bernheimer & Joanna Bird
2015
  • London Art Fair with The Lemon Street Gallery
  • ‘Munich Highlights’ with Gallerie Karl Bernheimer & Joanna Bird
2016
  • London Art Fair with the Lemon Street Gallery
  • ‘Modern Masters’ at the Munich International Trade Fair organized by the Chamber of Crafts for
    Munich & Upper Bavaria.
  • 'The Colour of Black' an exhibition of new black pieces in the white room at Lemon St. Gallery, Truro, Cornwall.


Visiting Lecturer at:-

Bretton Hall College, Chesterfield Art College, Cornwall College of Art & Technology, Dundee University, Edinburgh College of Art, Liverpool Institute of Higher Education, Loughborough College of Art, University of the West of England, Wrexham College of Art, University of Westminster, Scuola D`Arte Ceramica, Deruta, Italy, Arita School of Ceramics, Japan.

Over the past 20 years workshops, lectures and demonstrations given to many ceramic associations throughout the UK, Europe,USA,Canada, Japan and New Zealand and Australia.



Public Collections

Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Scotland; Aberystwyth Arts Centre Collection; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales; Birmingham City Art Gallery, Bolton Art Gallery; Cleveland Craft Centre; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Huddersfield Art Gallery; Leeds School Art Loan Services; Lotherton Hall, Leeds; Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Piece Hall Gallery, Halifax; Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh; Stoke-on-Trent Art Gallery & Museum; Townley Hall Art Gallery, Burnley; Ulster Museum, Belfast; V&A Museum, London; Wakefield City Art Galleries & Museums; Yorkshire Museum Services; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece. City of Geneva Collection, Switzerland; Deruta Museum, Italy; IAC Collection, Musee Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland; World Ceramics Centre, Icheon, Korea; National Collection Of Ceramics, Kecskemet, Hungary.

Work is also held in many private collections throughout the world.



Selected Recent Exhibitions

1997
  • Raku, Barbican Centre, London
1999
  • Solo exhibition at the Hart Gallery, London. One person show at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • Two person show at International Ceramics, Loes & Reinier, Deventer, Holland.
2000
  • International Raku, Galerie Weger, Germany. Raku - Investigations into Fire, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham.
  • Solo exhibition at the Hart Gallery, London.
  • Painting With Smoke, touring exhibition of ceramics by David Roberts organised by Huddersfield
  • Art Gallery and Cleveland Craft Centre opens at Huddersfield and Tours from 2000 to 2002.
2001
  • Two person exhibition at the Carlin Gallery, Paris, France.
  • Parcours de Ceramiques, Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • SOFA, Chicago, USA.
  • 1st World Ceramics Biennale, Icheon World Ceramics Centre, Korea.
2002
  • Masterpieces, Turin 2002, Turin, Italy
  • SOFA, Chicago, USA.
  • IAC, Athens, Greece.
  • Maltby Fine Art, Winchester, UK.
2003
  • Two person exhibition, Carlin Gallery, Paris, France.
  • SOFA, Chicago, USA.
  • Formazione Concreta, Perugia, Italy.
  • Centrum Goed Werk, Belgium.
2004
  • Solo Exhibition at the Hart Gallery, London.
  • SOFA, New York with Clay Gallery.
  • Master & Pupil, Clay, Los Angeles.
  • Le Décor du Trait ..au Sens, Musee Palissy, St Avit, France.
  • IAC exhibition, Icheon World Ceramics Centre, Korea.
2006
  • Terra Viva Gallery, Provence, France.
  • Gallery Puls, Brussels, Belgium.
2007
  • ‘Collect’ With the Scottish Gallery, V&A Museum, London.
  • Anagama Gallery, St. Germain en Laye , France.
  • Solo exhibition at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Solo exhibition at the Hart Gallery, Islington, London.
2008
  • ‘Collect’ with the Scottish Gallery, V&A Museum, London.
  • Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
  • NCECA Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • CONCRETAMENTE, Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy.
2009
  • ‘Making a Statement’,one person show, Blackwell House,
    Bowness-on-Windermere,Cumbria, UK
  • Solo exhibition at the Hart Gallery, Islington, London.
  • 'Collect' with The Scottish Gallery, Saatchi, Gallery,
    Kings Road, London
  • Maidens Bridge Arts Centre, Tatham, Lancaster
  • Hart Gallery, Islington, London
2010
  • Cudgegong Gallery,Gulgong, NSW, Australia (Clay Energy)
  • IAC Members Exhibition, National Mussee de Serve, Paris, France
  • Evolution Art Revolution 'Selective Art' Paris, France
2011
  • 'Focus' Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 'Open To Art', Inaugural Exhibtion, Officine Saffi Ceramics Gallery, Milan.
  • 'Weeping Landscapes', solo exhibition (catalogue written by Lynne Green), Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
  • 'Evolution Art Revolution', international traveling exhibition, National Museum, Gdansk, Poland
2012
  • 'Evolution Art Revolution', National Ceramics Museum, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy
  • Solo exhibition, Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath.


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