Bob Berry Raku Art Ceramic Experimental Bowl


An impressive ceramic exhibition bowl, made by Bob Berry Senior (b.1931) during the last quarter of the twentieth century.

The bowl is likely a one-off commission, as the scale is far larger than Berry’s typical works.

Bob Berry was born in Yorkshire in 1931. From 1954-58 he studied at the Brighton College of Art and Architecture. He went on to work in a private architectural practice, before later setting up his own. At the same time, he lectured at the Leeds School of Architecture and the Leeds Polytechnic.

He later moved south, first lecturing at the University of Plymouth and later at the Penzance School of Art. In 1986, he established the Coldharbour Pottery at Towednack, producing raku ceramics influenced by those of Bernard Leech and Shoji Hamada in St Ives.

The condition of the bowl is very good, with only a few firing flaws.

Size: 73.7 x 45.8 x 14cm (29 x 18 x 5½”)
Weight: 6.28kg