David Pottinger was born in Dalby, Queensland.  He currently lives and works in Melbourne.  He holds an Associate Diploma in Ceramics from Kelvin Grove College, a Bachelor of Arts [Honours] at RMIT University and a Masters by Research, RMIT University.  In 1991 he received the Sidney Myer Fund, International Ceramics Award and in 2001 the Seimens Fine Arts Scholarship Award.  In 1997 he was a finalist in Fresh, the Craft Victorian Award, Melbourne. David Pottinger exhibited with a group of Australian ceramicists in Collect 2008, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, presented by British Crafts Council & Jam Factory, Adelaide. Pottinger is part of many public, corporate and private collections including National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria and the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. 
David Pottinger's work is also represented by Beaver Galleries, Canberra.



2004  Master by research at RMIT Melbourne
2002 B. A. and Honors Year at RMIT Melbourne
1987 Associate Diploma in Ceramics at Kelvin Grove College

Solo Exhibitions

2009 'New Works', Kerry Lowe Gallery,Sydney
2009 '283 days, New Works', Gallery 101,Melbourne
2008 'Porcelain' ,Beaver Gallery,Canberra
2007 'Light Notes',Gallery 101, Melbourne
2007 'Studio Works', Jam Factory, Adelaide
2006 'New Ceramics', Beaver Gallery,Canberra
2005 'Stratum', Mura Clay Gallery,Sydney
2005 'Pulse',Craft Victoria Gallery, Melbourne
2002 'Romance', Haecceity Gallery, Melbourne
1993 'New Ceramic Works', Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

SELECTED Group Exhibitions

2010 'Sculpture 22', Robin Gibson Gallery,Sydney
2010 'City of Hibart Art Prize,Digital media and Ceramics,Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
2010 'Collect 2010', Saatchi Gallery, London
2010 ' Teawares', Jam Factory Art and Craft Centre, Adelaide
2010 'Sculpture 22', Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2009 'Bravura', Contemporary Craft, Art Gallery of South Australia
2008 “Collect 2008', Victoria and Albert Museum
2007 The International Exposition of Sculpture objects and functional art,'Sofa 2007', Chicago, USA
2007 'Ann Geroe Acquisitive Ceramics Award', Castlemaine
2006 'Australian Ceramics', Anannya Gallery, Hong Kong
2004 'New Acquisitions', Shepparton Art Gallery
2003 'Harvest', Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney
2003 'Transformation', First Site Gallery, RMIT Melbourne
2003 'New Ceramics', Galerie Hors-Saison, Melbourne
2002 'Christmas Show', Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney
2001 'Fresh', Craft Victorian Award, Melbourne
2001 'In the Making', First Site Gallery, RMIT Melbourne
1998 'Gasworks Group Exhibition', Melbourne
1997 'Australia Day Award' ,Sidney Myer International Ceramics  Award, Shepparton Art Gallery, Vic
1997 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1996 'Duo', Craft space Centre for Contemporary Craft, Sydney
1994 'New Acquisitions', National Gallery of  Victoria
1991 'Australia Day Award', Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Gallery, Vic
1990 'New Acquisitions', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


2008 Australia Council for the Arts ,New Work development
2006 Australia Council for the Arts, New work development
2001 Siemens Fine Arts, Scholarship Award
1997 Sidney Myer Fund, International Ceramics Award


2010 Victorian and Albert Museum Ceramic Collection. London
2006 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1994 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1991 Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria
1994 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


2010 'Ceramics Art Today', Jeff Snyder. Pub by Schiffer, U.S.A. P178,179
2009 'Contemporary Ceramics',Emmanuel Cooper. Pub in UK Thames & Hudson.p62,103
2009 Pottery in Australia, 'Elemental Lyricism The Recent Ceramics of David Pottinger' 48#3 Online
2008 Colouring Clay, Jo Connell. University of Pennsylvania Press,Philadephia,p68
2007 Crafts Arts International, November, 'Light Notes' #45 Nov/ Dec 2007
2007 Ceramics review, 'Innovative Ceramics'.#244 Mar/Apr
2006  NGV Foundation Annual Report pp8
2005 Pottery in Australia. 'Modernism in Nature' #61 p10
1991   'International Crafts' ed. Martina Margetts. pub in UK Thames & Hudson.p21
1987 Pottery in Australia.1986 'QPA Potter’s Gallery', Vol 25#1p41