Robert Turner 1913–2005

Robert Turner was born in New York, trained at Swarthmore College and Alfred University, and is considered to be one of the pioneering forces of abstract expressionism in clay. He was a friend and inspiration to Peter Voulkos as well as one of the most important studio pottery instructors of the late 20th century, and he taught at Alfred University for 21 years before retiring as Professor Emeritus of Ceramic Art in 1979. His many accolades include the American Craft Council Gold medal and the Member of Honor of the International Academy of Ceramics.

Auction Results Robert Turner

ROBERT TURNER, Ashanti lidded vessel, gunmetal and verdigris glaze | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Ashanti lidded vessel, gunmetal and verdigris glaze

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $9,375
ROBERT TURNER, Akan vessel from the III series | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Akan vessel from the III series

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $8,750
ROBERT TURNER, Ashanti lidded vessel | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Ashanti lidded vessel

estimate: $4,500–6,500
result: $8,750
ROBERT TURNER, Ashanti | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Ashanti

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,750
ROBERT TURNER, Ceremonial Ashanti Tureen, gunmetal and blue glaze | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Ceremonial Ashanti Tureen, gunmetal and blue glaze

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $5,938
ROBERT TURNER, Ashanti | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Ashanti

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $3,500
ROBERT TURNER, Untitled from the Beach series | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Untitled from the Beach series

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,860
ROBERT TURNER, Dome vessel | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Dome vessel

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,500
ROBERT TURNER, Form IV | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Form IV

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,375
ROBERT TURNER, Shore vessel | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Shore vessel

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,000
ROBERT TURNER, bowl | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

bowl

estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,000
ROBERT TURNER, vase | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

vase

estimate: $600–900
result: $520
ROBERT TURNER, lidded vessel | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

lidded vessel

estimate: $300–500
result: $130
ROBERT TURNER, Vase | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Vase

estimate: $1,000–1,500
ROBERT TURNER, Form IV | ragoarts.com

Robert Turner

Form IV

estimate: $2,000–3,000