ABOUT ROBERT HUNTER
Robert Hunter is a ceramicist who is now based in the city of Edinburgh and working from the Wasps Studios in Leith. His love for creating began from a young age and he was always trying to make something. A creative drive led him to attend Gray's School of Art Aberdeen, studying Three-Dimensional Design. Here is where his passion for ceramics began and he graduated with a First Class Honours in Ceramics and Glass.
My creations consist of simple but strong forms with textural surface details. I am passionate about self-sourcing local organic materials and using these materials to develop my own glaze. This technique means that my collections are limited and truly reflect where I am at that time in my life.
I have been fortunate to be able to travel and work with some amazing people who have helped me to develop my craft. I have had the privilege of working with Scott Barnim, who is based in Toronto, during the summer of 2015. The following year I travelled up north where I spent valuable time with Highland Stoneware. After my graduation, I had to pleasure of working with Maria De Haan as her intern for 3 months in the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca. This is an experience that I will never forget as I was able to hugely develop as an artist and learn many new techniques from Maria.
Moved into Wasps Studios, Leith.
New Designers: One Year In. London
Artist in Residence at the Out Of The Blue Studios, Edinburgh
Graduated from Gray's School of Art
Internship with Maria De Haan for 3 months - Deia, Mallorca
New Designers, Part 1 London
Portal 2017, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran
ArtinClay, Nordic tent 'Guest of the Danes', Hatfield house
Lustre 2017, Nottingham
EAF 2017 with The Barker Gallery(Eton), Edinburgh
BP Design Award 2017
Andrew Matheson Ceramics Award 2017
One Month internship at Highland Stoneware
Runner-up for the Design in Action / Gray's Prize for
Commerical Potential for the Design
Months Study Trip to Toronto, Canada. Worked with Scott Barnim