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.
Watch "Masterclass with Robert Cooper" | Ceramic Review
'Tower of Babel', Robert Cooper
at m2(at)15, Retrospective Exhibition, May 2018
Open Studio 2018 Sat 1st, December 11am - 6pm , Sun 2nd December, 11am -5pm
Private view: Thur 29th & Fri 30th November, 6-8pm
Studio 2d/e Vanguard Court, 35 - 38 Peckham Rd., Camberwell
Christmas 2018 Exhibition
MIAR Ceramics & Art
9A Hove Place, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2RG
TALKS & DEMONSTRATIONS:
Ceramic Review: From The Shoreline: Today’s mudlarking ceramists: https://www.ceramicreview.com/from-the-shoreline/
Alison Swan Website 'JOURNAL' www.alisonswan.com/robert-cooper
Holding onto Memory a short post on Robert's work at CAA by Frances McDonald