Gordon Baldwin OBE (born 1932 in Lincoln) is an influential English studio potter.
He studied at the Lincoln School of Artand the Central School of Art and Design (1950-53) and was teacher of Ceramics and Sculpture at Eton College Baldwin was awarded an OBE in 1992 and an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art, London in 2000. He was influenced by contemporary sculpture and has worked with both earthenware and stoneware.
His work has been exhibited worldwide and is represented in many public collections.In 2012, in honor of the artist's 80th birthday, 100 of his works were assembled by the York Art Gallery for the touring exhibition "Objects for a Landscape"
"Gordon Baldwin (b. 1932), a teacher and ceramic artist since the 1950’s, has gradually returned to an exploration of the vessel.His recent work has developed in the opposite direction of many of his contemporaries, moving from “pure sculpture” into integrated “sculptural pottery”.The new forms are minimalist and muted, sensuous and subtle.His interest in the vessel has not deterred him from continuing to explore a wide array of disciplines; he cites influences ranging from the work of surrealist sculptor Jean Arp to the contemporary music of John Cage.He also continues to find inspiration at “The Place of Stones”, a secluded beach in north Wales where he returns each year with his family.The minimal beauty and subdued tones of this rocky shore are echoed in the worn, weathered appearance of his surfaces, which suggest the inevitable passage of natural processes." -Frank Lloyd Gallery