I have been working with glass and ceramics for over 20 years. After graduating from my first degree, I worked in the glass industry for nine years, returning to clay and ceramics at the University of Sunderland 14 years ago.
I completed a Master of Arts with distinction in 2005. In 2007, I began establishing partnerships between the University of Sunderland and various Fair-Trade organisations. I have delivered workshops and undertaken University supported consultancies in India and Peru. I am regularly consulted by Potteries in Vietnam and Africa.
Winter, Robert (2012) Developing World Pottery (Vietnam) 2012. In: Deveoping World Pottery (Vietnam), August 2012, Vietnam. (Unpublished)
Winter, Robert (2011) Lima and Chullucanas. In: Developing World Pottery (Peru), 9 - 20 Apr 2011, Peru. (Unpublished)
Winter, Robert (2008) Developing World Pottery(India). In: Developing World Pottery, 2 Nov – 6 Dec 2008, Pondicherry, India.
Winter, Robert (2012) Clay Diaries. [Artefact]
Winter, Robert (2013) 2013 International Glass & Ceramic Art Exhibition Shanghai April 18th, 2013~ April 22th, 2013. [Show/Exhibition]
Winter, Robert Glass and Clay 2013, Washington DC USA. [Show/Exhibition]
Winter, Robert Personal Ceramic Practice informed by indigenous pottery production. [Show/Exhibition]
My areas of expertise include:
Over the last eight years, I have been working with ceramics and glass producers in parts of the developing world, including areas in Asia and South America. In partnership with fair-trade and industry organisations both in the UK and abroad, I have shared my design and technical expertise with producers in India, Peru, Bolivia and Vietnam. I have visited India and Peru on a number of occasions to oversee design and technical developments and to deliver workshops covering many aspects of ceramic production and sales.