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)

Sitting pig - raku ceramic sculpture by Richard Ballantyne at Vitreus Art gallerySitting Pig Raku Fired Ceramic £145 inc VAT; 19cm long

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Richard Ballantyne - Raku fired ceramic animal sculptures at Vitreus Art
Battery Hens in a Cage Raku fired ceramic £220 inc VAT ; 29cm high;

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Richard Ballantyne - Raku fired ceramic animal sculptures at Vitreus ArtGoat's Head Raku fired ceramic £170 inc VAT; 15cm long. Hangs from a nail or picture hook.

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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

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

Raku ceramic Swifts in a pigeon lamp - on sale at Vitreus Art gallery - by Richard Ballantyne
Swifts Raku Fired Ceramic in a Pigeon Lamp £80 inc VAT; 28cm high

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Raku ceramic chickens - on sale at Vitreus Art gallery - by Richard Ballantyne
Medium Raku Chick Raku Fired Ceramic £70 inc VAT; 18cm long - selection usually available
Kintsugi Chicken with gold
Raku Fired gold lustre Ceramic £90; 18cm long

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Raku ceramic seagull on a wooden base - on sale at Vitreus Art gallery - by Richard Ballantyne
Evil Raku Seagull (!) Raku Fired Ceramic £80 inc VAT; 18cm long

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Raku ceramic large laying hare - on sale at Vitreus Art gallery - by Richard Ballantyne
Large Laying Hare Raku Fired Ceramic £295 inc VAT ; 40cm long

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Raku ceramic large moon gazing hare - on sale at Vitreus Art gallery - by Richard Ballantyne
Moon Gazing Hare Raku Fired Ceramic £295 inc VAT; 27cm high

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