Robert Hughes

Hughes, Robert kiote clayRobert originally took a ceramics class to meet girls, instead he fell in love with the feel and smell of clay and using a potters’ wheel.

After graduating from Fullerton College he perfected his skills by working as a production potter for 17 years, throwing hundreds of pieces every day.
Robert opened Kiote Clay Studios in 1990 in Bullhead City, Arizona. It is the diversity of life, color, and texture of the Southwest Desert he lives in that inspires the unlimited shapes and textures of his work.
Although Robert’s studio began in Bullhead City, one of the hottest places in the county, he still claimed to use a kiln! Robert’s studio is now located in Prescott, Arizona.
Robert can be reached at his studio by phone 928-443-5839, or email