Born and raised in Southern California, Robert Allen Anders studied fine art, ceramics and design throughout the 1970's at Mira Costa and Palomar Colleges in and around San Diego,  California. 
 
Robert owned and operated the Atelier Colorado, Denver, Colorado, from 1978-1992. He has collaborated with numerous renowned artists and participated in personal exhibitions of fine art with major galleries accross the U.S..
 
Robert is a lifelong studio potter with commitment to craftsmanship and functional design. Over the last decade, he has developed an innovative approach to bronze casting, wherein sculpture's wax is thrown (shaped) directly on the potter's wheel. The wax is 'direct-cast' into solid bronze, via a 'one/off'  lost wax, ceramic shell, casting method. This direct casting method results in exceptional, one-of-a-kind, carved and pierced, castings of functional, heirloom quality, bronze art.
 
Robert's work is held in private collections internationally.