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Robert Glover

Biography to Display: 



1956AA Chaffey Junior College, Ontario, Canada

1957Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, California

1960BFA and MFA, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California


1962-2001Instructor/Professor, Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California

1979Teacher color and design, Otis/Parsons School of Design (now Otis Art Institute School of Art and Design)


 Robert Glover is known for hand-built vessel forms. At times the forms are functional, most often they are sculptural based on the vessel form. In 2006 Glover began creating slab, coiled and pinch-constructed sculptural forms. Earthenware is the most often used clay. Surface treatments include carving, sprayed and splattered underglazes layered with brushed on designs of terra sigillata. The surfaces are burnished with smooth river stones.

Glover studied with Tony Ivins at Chaffey Junior College and with Peter Voulkos and Helen Watson at Otis.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California


Bibliography to Display: 

Conrad, John W. Contemporary Ceramic Techniques. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1979.

Krantz, Les. American Artists: An Illustrated Survey of American Contemporary Artists. Les Krantz Publisher, 1985.

“News and Retrospect: Robert Glover.” Ceramics Monthly (June, July, August 1984).

Nigrosh, Leon. Sculpting Clay. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, 1992.




Typical Marks
Date: 1968
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Engobe
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified July 31, 2023.