Robert Pickford

Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics in 1981 Bob has devoted himself to making and teaching art and ceramics. Since returning to the South of England from the North-west he has now settled in Oxfordshire and is enjoying the more rural environment. He makes vases, bowls, jugs and bottle forms which are generally one-off pieces either smoke-fired or glazed.

“I develop my ideas for sculptural vase forms in clay from manifold influences but I expect ultimately derive from the shapes, forms, textures, lines and colours found in nature and the world we live in. I am particularly drawn to the incidental effects on the surface created by fire and smoke”.