Rob Rutterford specialises in ceramics. His home is Halesworth Suffolk, where he has worked for over twenty years, teaching and producing stoneware, raku and domestic pottery.
He concentrates mainly on garden pieces, in both functional and abstract forms, aiming to create work which complements in colour and scale, a garden. His preference is to use textured stoneware clay because of its durability and natural colouring.
His inspiration comes from the natural world – from gardens, the nearby coast and historical references. He surrounds himself with resources to fire his imagination, various media, found objects and sketches. Once a form is complete, a single firing achieves the toasted appearance for which he is now renowned.
He’s always pleased to see his work ‘at home’ in natural surroundings which inspires him to develop new structures and ideas. As everything he creates is hand built, no two pieces are ever the same. Over time they ‘weather’ to form their own personality and character.
He has exhibited all over East Anglia and beyond and is a founder member of the Association of Suffolk Art Teachers and works closely with local galleries.
For more information please visit his website: www.robrutterford.co.uk