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I have been a full-time potter since 1980. I am one of a long line of potters who, since the beginning of time, have created something from the nothing of clay.
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Narrative

Born: San Francisco CA

Education: A.B., University of California, Berkeley, Zoology
Ph.D., UCLA, Biology

I was merrily pursuing a career in research when I took a casual course in pottery (1979). I immediately fell in love with clay and the transformation of amorphous blobs of mud into beautiful forms. I felt as though a hidden part of me had been revealed and it demanded expression. Soon I found that I wanted to devote all of my energy to making pots. I gave up my life in science for that of a studio potter (1982). I am basically self-taught in the craft.

I am a Past President of the Association of Ceramic and Glass Artists of California.

I am a Founding Member of the International Ceramic Artist Association, Zibo, China.

Artist-in-residence:
Aomori, Japan (2006), Osan/Wanju, Korea (2007-13), Zibo, China (2008-10), Ankara, Turkey (2011) and Penang, Malaysia (2014), Nami Island, Korea (2014).

Museum collections:
Zibo International Ceramic Art Gallery, Zibo, China
Zibo Ceramics Museum, Zibo, China
Qingtao Technical College Ceramic Museum, Qingtao, China
The KOCEF Collection, Toyaseum, Icheon,Republic of Korea
Osan Municipal Art Collection, Osan, Republic of Korea
Wanju Municipal Art Collection, Wanju, Republic of Korea
Hacettepe University Fine Arts Collection, Ankara, Turkey
University Sains Malaysia Art Collection, Penang, Malaysia
International Macsabal Museum, Wanju, Republic of Korea
Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China

Current Work
Work image 1
stamped/inlayed platter
Work Image 4
Clouds-Rain-Flowered
Work image 2
"Golden Harvest"
Work Image 5
"Angry Birds"
Work image 3
Stem bowl
Work Image 6
Stamped/inlayed teapot
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Bob
Pool
Address
Berkeley
CA
94710
Studio Address
United States
Phone Contact
Yes -- show
(510) 599-7720
Membership
Clay
Emeritus
MentorExhibits CommJury ArtworkWrite/Edit/Proof
1989