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
Saatchi Gallery, London, Feb 28 - March 3, 2019
Robert Cooper is presented by Officine Saffi gallery, Milan
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