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
m² (at)15 a retrospective exhibition celebrating fifteen years of a unique gallery space.
10 - 27 May 2018, 12 - 5 pm (Thursday - Sunday)
APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford
London SE8 4SA
Tower of Babel by Robert Cooper at m² (at)15 exhibition:
Brighton & Hove Artists Open Houses May 2018
MIAR Ceramics & Art
9A Hove Place, Hove
Sat 5th, Sun 6th May, Bank Holiday Mon 7th May
Sat 12th, Sun 13th May
Sat 19th, Sun 20th May
Sat 26th, Sun 27th, Bank Holiday Mon 28th May
11am - 6pm on all the above dates
'About a Vase' Exhibition in Montelupo, Italy
17 June - 23 Sept 2018
Ceramic Museum of Montelupo
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 10
1150056 Montelupo Fiorentino FI
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