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Robert Parrott


Robert Parrott graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1971. While establishing his own studio he was Director of the Pottery at Creative Arts Workshop for 10 years, guiding the pottery's daily program. Simultaneously,  he was developing and marketing nationally his signature “Landscape” glaze design for decorative functional tableware. As sales grew, he devoted himself to full-time studio work.

He has been a juror,  curator and lecturer nationally and completed many architectural commissions.  His pottery is widely exhibited and sold throughout the U.S.,  in many private collections here and abroad.

Robert has worked in his Madison studio since 1971, where his wife, 

potter Anita Griffith, works in her adjacent studio. "As a potter working alone in my studio, each piece of stoneware pottery is carefully crafted by hand for a lifetime of use.  Many designs have evolved over a period of 50 plus years.  

My aesthetic is contemporary functional design, inspired by traditional pottery of England, Japan and this country.

While making pots, I find joy in the technical, mechanical and aesthetic challenges of running my studio.  Wearing all the hats and juggling all the tasks of daily studio management provides a creative and satisfying life experience."


Robert Parrott
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