Richard Ballantyne

He started his career at Bradford College of Art and then later he went on to High Wycombe University to study a degree in glass and ceramics. Now he makes a full time living as a ceramic artist with some lecturing at High Wycombe University and Thames Valley University.His ceramics are as varied as the British climate – the work being both sculptural and functional, life size and miniature – from Raku to high fired porcelain.His work often incorporates found objects; anything from ash from Mount St. Helens in a glaze to stones washed up on the beach used as plinths.