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.

Richard Ballantyne - Raku fired ceramic animal sculptures at Vitreus Art
Fox Head Raku fired ceramic £140; 16cm long. Hangs from a nail or picture hook.

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New raku cermics by Richard Ballantyne - Egg Timer chicken on clock workings
Owl on Tree Raku fired ceramic £210;30cm high

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Richard Ballantyne - Raku fired ceramic animal sculptures at Vitreus Art
Battery Hens in a Cage Raku fired ceramic £185; 29cm high;

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Carol Read ceramics - Make A Splash bowl - large at Vitreus Art
Just A Splash Bowl (Medium) £65 made by Carol Read; 19.5cm in diameter

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Richard Ballantyne raku fired cermaic micro chicken sculptures

Hare sculptures by Richard Ballantyne on show at Vitreus Art Gallery Northants
Micro Chicks and small hares - a selection is always available at Vitreus Art

Richard Ballantyne - Raku fired ceramic animal sculptures at Vitreus ArtGoat's Head Raku fired ceramic £140; 15cm long. Hangs from a nail or picture hook.

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Richard Ballantyne - Raku fired ceramic animal sculptures at Vitreus Art
Standing Pig Raku fired ceramic £125; 22cm long. Other pigs available in the gallery!

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Richard Ballantyne ceramics on show at Vitreus Art galleryLaying Hare Raku fired ceramic £200; 32cm long

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Richard Ballantyne chicken sculptures at Vitreus Art
Micro Chick on Scribe Raku fired ceramic £65; 20x20cm

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Carol Read ceramics - Make A Splash bowl - large at Vitreus Art
Just A Splash Bowl (Large) £87 made by Carol Read; 23cm in diameter

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Raku fired ceramics by Richard Ballantyne at Vitreus Art Northants gallery
A selection of Raku Fired Ceramic Sculptures always available from £150- £220 to buy in person at Vitreus Art

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