Colin Pearson


Colin Pearson’s early work was mostly domestic stoneware, influenced by both medieval English pottery and that from the Far East. It was in the 1970’s that his characteristic studio pieces began to emerge – the familiar ‘winged’ pieces were first exhibited at his 1971 British Crafts Centre exhibition. These pieces, which took ideas from ancient Chinese bronzes and Tang and Song dynasty ceramics, combined the techniques of throwing and construction in a manner previously unseen in the contemporary ceramics world. In 1982 he moved to Islington, London where he set up a new studio. He spent the rest of his life in London, working until forced to stop by illness in 2003.

Born  1923

Education
1947–51
 Goldsmiths College
1951–52  Goldsmiths College
  
Awards
1989
 Research Grant at Camberwell College of Art, D.A.L.I
1980  Bursary for study in the Far East, Crafts Council
1975  Premio Faenza Internazionale Delle Ceramiche D’Arte
1972  British Award Winner, International Ceramics, Victoria and Albert Museum
1965  Silver Medal, IAC International Ceramics, Geneva

Recent Solo Exhibitions
1996
 Recent stoneware and porcelain, Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset
1994  Colin Pearson - Ceramics, Godfrey and Twatt, Harrogate
Galerie Besson, London
1993  Keramik Galerie Bowig, Hanover, Germany
Keramik Museum Wesuerwald, Hohr - Grenzhausen, Germany
1991  Galerie fur Englische Keramik - Marianne Heller,
Sandhausen bei Heidelberg, Germany

Recent Group Exhibitions
1996
  Keramik Galerie, Hilde Holstein, Bremen, Germany
Kunthuis, Ingrith Desmet, Kortrijk-Heule, Belgium
1995  Contemporary Porcelain, The Warehouse, Knaresborough
Opening Exhibition, Gallery Gilbert, Dorchester
Pandora’s Box, Crafts Council, London
1994  Craft Potters Association Ceramic Fair, Rufford Crafts Centre, Newark
British Ceramics, Galerie Amphora, Oosterbeek, The  Netherlands
Premiere, The Warehouse, Knaresborough
1993  European Ceramics, The Warehouse, Knaresborough
Porcelain & Silk, Rufford Crafts Centre, Newark
Ceramics of Europe, Keramik Museum Westerwald,
Hohr-Grenzhausen, Germany
25th Anniversary, Oxford Gallery, Oxford
Group Exhibition, Maveety Gallery, USA
1992  Christmas Exhibition of British studio pottery, Godfrey
Far Eastern Art, London
British Art in Holland, Galerie Amphora, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Art,
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
British and Dutch Ceramics, Rufford Crafts Centre, Newark
Keramik aus England - Aspects of Sculpture, Galerie
Handwerk,, Munich, Germany
The Northern Tradition, Boymans van Beuningen
Museum and Art Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Moderne Keramik aus der Sammlung Freudenberg,
Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Colin Pearson and Michael Casson, Godfrey and Twatt, Harrogate

UK Public Collections
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Bolton
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Bankfield Museum, Halifax
Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow
Curtis Museum, Alton
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Ballantyne Collection, Derby
Bradford City Art Gallery, Bradford
Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury
Cecil Higgins Museum, Bedford
Cleveland County Museum, Middlesborough
Crafts Council, London
Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove
Leicestershire Schools and Colleges Collection, Leicester
Manchester City Art Gallery and Museum, Manchester
Mead Gallery Arts Centre, Coventry
Museum and Art Gallery, Maidstone
Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Royston & District Museum, Royston
Saffron Walden Museum, Saffron Walden
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
York Art Gallery, York

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