Robin DuPont’s (Winlaw, British Columbia) education in the field of ceramics has been wide-ranging and includes educational training from four institutions, in three different countries. Robin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, and has also studied at Kootenay School of the Arts, in Nelson, BC, at the Australian National University in Canberra, and has recently completed the Master of Fine Arts graduate program at Utah State University in Logan.
A three-year apprenticeship with a studio potter; a research trip and several work-studies in Canada, U.S.A, Australia and Korea; residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Red Deer College; as well as the building and firing of many different wood kilns contribute to the depth of Robin’s experience in the field. His employment experience has been as an adjunct faculty member teaching introductory clay at the post-secondary level as well has six years of experience as a ceramics technician. Robin has spent four years building and maintaining a studio practice out of his home in Nelson, BC and taught at Alberta College of Art + Design as the 2011-2012 Visiting Artist in the Ceramics department.
Robin’s current body of work evolves from the intensive research into soda and wood firing techniques and skills that he has developed over the past 15 years, but in particular drawing from recent research he experimented with while in graduate school at Utah State University.