After working in music and book publishing and then as a teacher, in 1973 Elizabeth Raeburn began a full time course in studio pottery at Harrow School of Art. Whist there, she spent a brief but influential time as a production student in David Leach’s workshop. In 1975, she moved to Somerset establishing a pottery with Rodney Lawrence. Since 1981 she has concentrated on handbuilt Raku.

Elizabeth's work is represented on the British Craft Council Selected Index, and in many public and private collections at home and abroad. Her solo exhibitions include the Oxford Gallery, the Galerie für Keramik und Kalligraphie in Hamburg and the Dan Klein Gallery in London. In 1992/93 she won two prizes at an exhibition at the National Museum of History, Taipei, these two pieces being acquired by the museum. During 1997-98 she had work shown at Sotheby's Exhibition of Contemporary Decorative Arts and was commissioned by Harvard University for a presentation at the book launch of The Quest for Longitude. In 2003 she was one of four of David Leach's students whose work was included in his retrospective exhibition which toured the U.K. in 2003-4.

Above: Elizabeth Raeburn, Somerset

Exhibitions at Galerie Besson

Elizabeth Raeburn: Views of Venice Nov - Dec 2010
Twenty Years Twenty Pots Sep - Oct 2008
Classic and Contemporary Ceramics Feb - Mar 2008
Summer Exhibition Jul - Aug 2007
The Jug Show Mar - Apr 2007
Elizabeth Raeburn and John Hubbard:
Landscape in Ceramic and Painting
Nov - Dec 2004
Summer Exhibition Aug 2003
Elizabeth Raeburn Apr - May 2001
Commemorative Mugs for the Millennium Dec 1999
Domestic Ware Feb 1999
Elizabeth Raeburn: Tiles and Pots Nov - Dec 1995
Elizabeth Raeburn Jul 1992
Elizabeth Raeburn Apr - May 1989

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