Richard Ballantyne - Raku Ceramics

About Richard

"I started my artist career at Bradford College of Art, where I studied as an interior designer.
Often my work incorporates found objects in the sculpture – from ash from Mount St Helens in a glaze to stones washed on the beach as plinths – telling everyone its own story.

My first teaching job I was put in charge of a ceramics department and so started at evening class to keep one step ahead of the children; so started a lifetime love affair with the material.

My ceramics are as varied as the British climate – work being both sculptural and functional, life size to miniature; Raku, to high fired porcelain."

We say:

Richard has become known for his varied glazes and raku-derived finishes, as well as for his playful sense of humour when styling his signature penguins and micro-chicks.
Richard's collaborator Carol Read makes the ceramic bowls shown here.

Pieces Currently Available to Buy
(more to see in the gallery)

New Richard Ballantyne raku ceramic animals and birds at Vitreus Art gallery Northants UKNew Richard Ballantyne raku ceramic animals and birds at Vitreus Art gallery Northants UK
Small Raku Chick Rakue Fired Ceramic £38; 8cm long - selection usually available
Medium Raku Chick Raku Fired Ceramic £74 inc VAT; 12cm long - selection usually available
Large Raku Chick Raku Fired Ceramic £100 inc VAT; 15cm long - selection usually available

Bull's Head Raku fired ceramic £216 inc VAT of £16; 20cm wide. Hangs from a nail or picture hook.

Click the pic for a larger view | Available to buy online or in person at Vitreus Art | Local delivery is free | National post is £15

Porcelain bowls, jugs and vases by Carol Read - on sale at Vitreus Art galleryA selection of Carol Read's beautiful Just a Splash ceramic bowls, vases and jugs is always available in the gallery

Quirky raku ceramic sculptures by Richard Ballantyne at Vitreus Art gallery
A selection of Raku Fired Ceramic Sculptures always available from £150- £300 to buy in person at Vitreus Art

New Richard Ballantyne raku ceramic animals and birds at Vitreus Art gallery Northants UKDrawn Chicken - Raku Fired Chick on a Scribe £74 inc VAT of £5.44, 26cm wide
Egg-Nogg -
Raku Fired Chick in a goblet £74 inc VAT of £5.44, 21cm high

Available to buy online (contact us to arrange) or in person at Vitreus Art | Local delivery is free | National post is £15

Raku ceramic large laying hare - on sale at Vitreus Art gallery - by Richard Ballantyne
Large Laying Hare Raku Fired Ceramic £238 inc VAT of £17.60; 34cm long

Available to buy online (contact us) or in person at Vitreus Art | Local delivery is free | National post is £15

Raku ceramic large moon gazing hare - on sale at Vitreus Art gallery - by Richard Ballantyne
Moon Gazing Hare Raku Fired Ceramic £270 inc VAT of £20; 27cm high

Click the pic for a larger view | Available to buy online or in person at Vitreus Art | Local delivery is free | National post is £15

 

 

 

 

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