Raewyn Atkinson has received a number of art awards during her 25 years' involvement with clay, including the Portage Ceramic Award 2015 - which she had previously won in 2004. Also in 2015, Raewyn won the Juror's Award in the Gyeonngi International Ceramic Biennale, South Korea. From 2,679 entries, Raewyn's Deep Time 29 was selected as one of the ten most outstanding works.

Her ceramics are held in many private and public, national and international collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum, USA, and the Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan. The Artist to Antarctica Fellowship in 2000 allowed Raewyn to experiment with the translucent properties of porcelain. A return visit in 2003 on board the tourist ship, Polar Star, resulted in several major exhibitions, including Terra Nova 2002 and Designs on Antarctica, 2005.

During March-May 2004, Raewyn was Guest Artist at the Canberra School of Arts, Australian National University, where the products of her experiments with slip-casting paper-thin porcelain 'tins', (transferring laser prints and casting large solid glass bases) were exhibited as Tabula Rasa Part 1 at Photo Space, Canberra School of Arts. Raewyn was an invited speaker at the Gulgong Ceramic Conference, Clay Modern, Australia, May 2004. In 2009, an Arts Board Investment Craft Object Art Grant allowed Raewyn to research and create new work. From 1 July to 31 October her work was included in the 2010 Ceramics Biennale in Taiwan.

Raewyn was based in San Francisco from 2009 to 2012, where she created two large ceramic sculptures at the University of California, Berkeley, at the invitation of Professor Richard Shaw - one of the leading figures in contemporary ceramics in the US. She continued exploring the relationship between her work with ceramics and printmaking, using the facilities and expertise at the Department of Art Practice at Berkeley. Raewyn works from her studio at her home in Brooklyn, Wellington.