Robert Barron (1957- ) was born in Harpenden, England, but grew up in Croydon, Victoria, where his mother had a pottery. In 1976, he began working full-time in the family pottery. In 1979, he went overseas for five years to New Zealand, North America, England, Europe, and South Korea to work with wood-firing potters. In 1984, he established the Gooseneck Pottery at Kardella, Victoria, which he still operates today, firing a five-chambered Nabori-Gama style kiln he built himself twice a year, and spending about three months of the year travelling as a guest lecturer, pottery judge and exhibitor. He marks his works variously with a painted 'RB' or 'Barron' or 'Robert Barron' or 'GNP' for Gooseneck Pottery.