Robert Winter

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Lecturer in Ceramics

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.

Teaching and supervision

I lecture in Ceramics on the BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics course, as well as in Glass and Ceramics on MA Glass and Ceramics. I have taught ceramics to students at all levels and have delivered workshops to the public in a diverse range of learning environments.


My research and interests include teaching, community work, design/technical consultancy and creative ceramic practice.

I also work from my own studio, making thrown and sculptural porcelain. My work is centred on thrown porcelain which is often printed with enamels and decals.


Number of items: 7.

Conference or Workshop Item

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 (Unpublished)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 (Unpublished)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]

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Areas of expertise

My areas of expertise include:

  • Ceramic production and firing
  • Design, Production and Consultancy: Industry 
  • Technical Consultant: Museums
  • Project Manager and co-ordinator: Participatory Arts

Further information

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.