Robert Briscoe was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1947. He graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Economics and studied ceramics at Kansas State with Angelo Garzio. After Kansas State, he apprenticed with James Vandergriff of Zarah, Kansas in 1967 and Lou and Al Wynne of Black Forest, Colorado in 1968.

He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a potter for over 50 years making functional stoneware. He retired after 2019 St Croix Pottery Tour in May to travel and spend time with family. 

Selected collections include the Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis MN, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution at, Washington DC,   the Racine Art Museum, Racine WI,  the Margaret Harlow Collection, at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN,   the Coleen and Dennis Bindley Collection of Wisconsin, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA,  The Arizona State Ceramic Research Center.


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