Each Bob Race pot is unique. Each is painstakingly hand-built and, after the first firing, often glazed on the inside. After a second firing, he decorates the exteriors in order to produce pots that have a modern, industrial and minimalist aesthetic. He focuses on texture with the colours restricted to deep or coppery rusts with subtle verdigris. Patterns are understated and restful These pots are quiet on the eye, so you should never become tired of their presence.
After leaving art college, Bob worked in the advertising industry for many years until – in a mid-life leap of faith – he returned to his first love, ceramics. He works in his garden studio outside Cambridge. His previous work has featured in a number of discriminating private collections, such as that of Dali’s biographer, Fleur Cowles Mayer. He is also well-known nationally for the workshops he runs for the NHS and various private organisations.