Lecture 40 yr Retro group
Robert giving his lecture on “The Working Potter.”

U.S.A.

October 2012, Robert Compton 40 Year Retrospective Show, Frog Hollow, Burlington, Vermont

2012 40 Year Retrospective Lecture Series, Burlington, Vermont, filmed by RETN Television

“A Potters Life”, Robert Compton

“The Working Potter”, Robert Compton

“The Potter’s Kiln”, Robert Compton

Tour of Show
Robert taking students from Burlington City Arts on a tour of his 40 year Retrospective.

2012 Tour with the Artist,  40 Year Retrospective, Burlington, Vermont, Burlington City Arts  

New Zealand

2006

2006 Auckland Studio Potters, Auckland, New Zealand
Speaker & Power Point Presentation, “Differences between  Studio Potters in U.S.A. and  New Zealand.”

2006 Northland Polytech, Whangarei, New Zealand
Speaker & Power Point Presentation, “Making a Living as a Studio Potter in the U.S.A.”

2006 Waikato Society of Potters, Hamilton North, New Zealand
Workshop & Power Point Presentation, “Altering Thrown Forms” Two Day Workshop.

2006 Wellington Potters Association, Wellington, New Zealand
Workshop & Power Point Presentation, “Altering Thrown Forms” Two Day Workshop. 

2002

2002  New Zealand Society of Potters Annual Conference,  Auckland, NewZealand, International Guest Speaker and Demonstrator at ” The Big Smoke”
“Working in Clay in the USA”,  Demonstration  & slide show.

2002  New Plymouth Potters Guild, New Plymouth , New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Throwing and Altering Thrown Forms”. Two day workshop & slide show.

2002  Gisborne Pottery Group,  Gisborne, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Throwing and Altering Thrown Forms”. Two day workshop & slide show.

1995

1995 Taihape Pottery Group, Taihape, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Throwing and Altering Thrown Forms”. Two day workshop.

1995 Whakatane Pottery Group, Whakatane, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Throwing Giant Pots & Altering Pot Forms”. Two day workshop and slide show.

1995 Gisborne Pottery Group, Gisborne, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Throwing and Altering Thrown Forms”.  Two day workshop & slide show.

1995 Halswell Pottery Group, Halswell, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Throwing and Altering Thrown Forms”. Two day workshop and slide show.

1995 Waimate Pottery Group, Waimate, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Throwing and Altering Thrown Forms & Throwing Giant Pots”. Two day workshop.

1995 Wanganui Polytech, Wanganui, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Throwing and Altering Thrown Forms”. Lecture: “Techniques of Slip Casting”.

1991

1991 Tokoroa Arts Society Tokoroa, New Zealand
Lecture, 
“Selling The Pots You Make”. Lecture and discussion.

1991 Rotorua Potters Group, Rotorua, New Zealand
Lecture, 
“Large Scale Throwing Techniques”. Slide presentation and discussion.

1991 Gisborne Pottery Group, Gisborne, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Functional Pottery”. Slide presentation and two day workshop.

1991 Taihape Pottery Group, Taihape, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Plaster Mold Making”. Slide presentation and hands on two day workshop.

1991 Stratford Art Society, Stratford, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Large Scale Throwing Techniques”. Two day workshop and slide presentation.

1991 Motueka Pottery Group, Motueka, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Mold Making and Slip Casting”. Two day workshop and slide presentation.

1991 Mt. Pleasant Pottery Group, Christchurch, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Large Scale Throwing Techniques”. Two day workshop and slide presentation.

1991 Wanganui Polytech, Wanganui, New Zealand
Workshop, 
“Mold Making and Slip Casting”. Two day hands on workshop.
Lecture, “Survival Techniques for the Working Artist”. Lecture and discussion.

U.S.A.

2005 Alfred University, Alfred New York
Slide Show & Lecture, “A Working Pottery”. 

2003 Canton Clay Works, Canton, Connecticut  
 Workshop, “Energizing Thrown Forms”,   Two day workshop and slide show

2003  University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Slide Show & Lecture -“Throwing Pots for a Living”

2000 Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Lecture and Demo – “Altering Thrown Forms”

1999 San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico
Workshop, “Throwing Giant Pots”

1999  Utah State College, Logan, Utah
Lecture & Slides -“Living off your Pots”

1999 Mud Flat Studio & Potter’s School, Somerville, Massachusetts
Workshop, “Thrown and Altered Forms”

1999 Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunkport, Maine
Lecture and Demonstration

1997 Silvermine Guild Art Center,  New Canaan, Connecticut 
Workshop, 
“Thrown and Altered Pots”.  Hands on 2 day workshop.

1997 Plattsburg State College, Plattsburg, New York
“Kiln Consultant”

1996 Harvard & Radcliffe College, Boston, Massachusetts 
Lecture, 
“Design & Construction of Clay Fountains”. Lecture & slide presentation.

1996 Vermont Clay Studio, Montpelier, Vermont
Lecture, “Surviving As A Potter”. Slide talk and discussion.

1995 Vermont Clay Studio, Montpelier, Vermont
Lecture, “
A Studio Potters Life 1972-1995″. Slide presentation and discussion.

1989 Vermont State Craft Center, Middlebury, Vermont
Lecture, 
“Introduction to Plaster Mold Making and Slip Casting”.

1987 Vermont Weavers Guild, Montpelier, Vermont
Lecture, 
“Marketing Your Crafts”. Lecture and discussion of marketing strategies.

1980 Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois
Workshop, 
“Monumental Clay Forms”.

1978 University of Vermont, Ceramics Department
Burlington, Vermont, Instructor, University Instructor “Introduction to Ceramics”.  Spring Semester 1978.

1978 South Burlington High School, South Burlington, Vermont
Consultant, Kiln building consultant for gas fired downdraft kiln.

1973-1974 Vermont Council On The Arts, Montpelier, Vermont
Visiting Artist, State of Vermont Visiting Artists Program.

1973 Harwood Union High School, Duxbury, Vermont
Instructor, 
Adult Education Instructor on Kiln Building.

England, Wales & Ireland

1998 Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, England
Lecture, “Potters of New England”

1998 North Wales Potters, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
Workshop, “Thrown and Altered Pots”.


1998 Pottery Skills School,Derry, Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Workshop, 
“Thrown and Altered Pots”.

1998 Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Workshop“Thrown and Altered Pots”

1998 Craft Potters Society, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Workshop“Thrown and Altered Pots”.

1998 Southern Ceramic Group, Andover, Hants, England
Workshop, 
“Thrown and Altered Pots”.


1998 Surry Institute of Art & Design, Farnham, Surrey England
Workshop, 
“Thrown and Altered Pots”.


1998 Kent Potters Association, Tunbridge Wells, Kent England
Workshop, 
“Thrown and Altered Pots”

Canada

2005   Baie D’Urfe Potters’ Guild, Baie-D’Urfé, Québec, Canada
Workshop, “Altering Thrown Forms”

Australia

1981 Victoria Ceramics Group Melbourne, Australia
Lecture, 
“American Potters”