Rafael Atencia graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in Ceramics in 2013 with a First Class Honours Degree.

He works as a freelance Ceramic Designer from his studio in South East London.

His Sculptural Ceramics have been exhibited in renowned London venues including Pangolin Gallery, Mall Gallery, Morley Gallery, Barbican Showcase exhibition as a London Potters Member, Menier Gallery,

Lethaby Gallery (100 years of Ceramics in C.S.M), Ceramic Art London (Craftsmanship alone is not enough exhibition), Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park with Pangolin (Yorkshire)

Rafael work’s is of the Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection.

Rafael is a contributor of the Cambria Bridge Project, at the Junction of Coldharbour Lane and Loughborough Road (Lambeth), a local project that help to engender a sense of community and belonging with the use of local artist.

Rafael uses his personal experiences to produce work with character and playful messages. Rafael is especially interested in bringing together traditional imagery and narrative to his work. He specializes in ceramics with great emphasis in textures and colors. Rafael’s pieces are decorative on its own with a subtle function.


Rafael is originaly from Malaga, a sunny seaside town at the south of Spain. He has been living in London (UK) for more than a decade in where he has become a Bachelor in Art Ceramics.