Award winning graduate Rob has been making with clay for many years. Animal forms have been a significant source of inspiration for him since he was a child. Growing up in Norfolk in the 1970's and receiving a rather alternative early education, Rob spent many hours drawing, painting and making, which was often inspired by the animals both wild and domesticated, that were part of his childhood world.
Through observation and by employing a variety of hand building techniques, Rob’s work explores movement and presence of animals and how they relate to the human condition.
Rob studied Ceramic design at North Wales School of Art & Design and later at the University of Central Lancashire. In 2017 Rob was awarded the ‘Keckskemet Residency Award’ at The International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth, and was selected for the ‘Backhouse Bequest’, an exhibition showcasing the work of recent graduates at The Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool.