Robert Cooper

Born1949 Sheffield
Education
1979 - 82MA Ceramics Royal College of Art, London
1969 - 72BA (Hons) Interior Design, Kingston Upon Thames College of Art, Surrey
Awards
1983Craft Council Setting Up Grant
1985Craft Council Travel Grant (America)
Recent exhibitions
2017Lost and Found, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford
Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London
Collect, with Officine Saffi, Saatchi Gallerie, London
2016Open competition, Officine Saffi Gallerie, Milan, Italy
2015Leaving Home, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
London Craft Week, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2011- 15Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2014Chawan, Japanese Embassy, London
2013Solo show, Officine Saffi Gallerie Milan, Italy
2012Maggs Beneath the Covers, Maggs Bros Antiquarian Booksellers, London (ACE funded project)
2011Tea for Two, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy
Itís Whatís on the Surface that Counts?, Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Gwent, Wales
International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales
2010Reclaim! The New School House Gallery, York
2009In the Vanguard, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2008Material Difference, Rochester Art Gallery, Kent
2007Hue, Form, Line, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
The Ron Wornick Ceramic Collection, Boston Museum of Modern Art, USA
Solo Show, Metre Square Gallery, Quay2, Peckham, London
2005Group Show, Clay Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2001World Ceramic Exposition, Korea
2000Firing Imagination Ceramica Britanica, British Council travelling Exhibition, Brazil
Commissions
1997Painted tiles, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. Fire Galleries
Amenities
1996Flying Books, Essex County Council, Braintree Public Library
1995Ceramic Wall Piece Leicester, Royal Infirmary
Public Collections
Craft Council Collection
Shipley Art Gallery
Mint Museum, USA
Kunst Industrimuseum, Trondeim Norway
Publications
2017Mudlarking Masterclass, Ceramic Review, no. 287
2013Robert Cooper, La Ceramica magazine, Italy
2012Workshop Guide to Ceramics, Duncan Hooson and Anthony Quinn
2012Tea for Two catalogue, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy
2011Ceramics: tools and techniques for the contemporary maker, Louisa Taylor, Jacqui Small, London
A Playful Improviser, David Whiting, Ceramic Review, no. 249, May/June
2010Studio Ceramics: Mark and Diane Grainer Collection, Anni Carlano, Charlotte, Mint Museum, USA
2001Joined up Thinking, Pam Johnson, Ceramic Review
2000Firing Imagination Ceramica Britanica catalogue, British Council

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