Robert Cooper is an established ceramicist who has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. He is fascinated by the persistence of artefacts and ideas. He often uses found objects, such as pottery shards from the Thames foreshore, which are imbued with a previous life and function, as a starting point for his work.
He has, for many years, employed recycling as a mode of working. Different elements such as clays, oxides and glazes left over from teaching sessions, discontinued ceramic transfers, printed imagery from popular culture and even pieces of previous work are recombined to create new narratives with multiple meanings.
INSIGHT INTO BEAUTY: CHAWAN
Tea bowls inspired by Japan, made in the UK.
30 OCT - 20 DEC 2013
London W1J 7JT
OPEN STUDIO 2013
29 NOV, 30 NOV, 1 DEC 11am - 6pm
2ed Vanguard Court
35-38 Peckham Road, Camberwell
London SE5 8QT
The City Lit. Institute, London, has purchased a painting by Robert Cooper: