View Image Gallery Barry Guppy (1937-2013)(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1590 624911 Email: Web: www.barryguppy.co.uk
I first worked with ceramics at the age of 14 years as a trainee in the antique trade, handling almost any household object including fine paintings on occasions. I started collecting sample pieces of pottery from around the world and as my interest grew so did my desire to be involved in the creative process itself. I had always painted and drawn in an amateur way and had a strong interest in modern art and architecture.
Without much formal education and no qualifications, art school seemed a reasonable option and being a potter, perhaps, a real job! Fifty years on it still seems to have been the best option. Having found Dame Lucie Rie and Hans Coper as both teachers and friends at Camberwell School of Art the choice became a more positive one. I taught alongside them at Camberwell for 13 years whilst establishing the Pimlico Pottery in Central London. It flourished as a workshop, gallery and teaching institution from 1965 until 2002.
My present studio is near Brockenhurst in the New Forest National Park and is unbelievably peaceful! My new work reflects the ability to give all my attention to each piece.
Books & Publications
The Illustrated Dictionary of Pottery Decoration by Robert Fournier published by Prentice Hall - 1986.
The Crafts Council Annual - 1970 Clay published by Marshall Cavendish - 1979.
Observer Magazine, “Design Directions” Caroline Clifton - Mogg - 1984 (photo. Gered Mankowitz).
Lloyds List Supplement, Bill Wilson - 1984.
Ceramic Review - 1985.
Staffordshire Evening Sentinel, “Enjoyment in different exhibitions”, Bob Bird - 1986.
Vogue, “The Sweets of Pimlico”, Helen Simpson - 1987.
Homes & Gardens, “Around London” Primrose Minney - 1989.
Ms London, “Kind Hearts & Coronets” Beverly Pagram.
London Potters Newsletter, “In a spin”, Mary Milner - 1995.
Ceramic Art & Perception, “Barry Guppy Pimlico Potter”, Gill Roth, issue 23 - 1996.
Vogue Australia 1997.
Craft Potters Association, Clay Relief on shop front London, W1 - 1968.
Morgan Grenfell Bank, Framed Tile Relief, London - 1970 to 71.
Heals & Co Joint Design Project , colour co-ordinated tableware with textile (Splash), cutlery etc., London - 1972 to 71.
The Observer Magazine, “Black Hole Piece”, London - 1975.
P&O Cruises Limited, Royal Princess cruise liner, 30ft Ceramic tile mural and decorative pieces for casino - 1984.
Princess Khalid, three pieces - 1995.
Memorial plaque Max Miller, Brighton - 1976.
Ruskin Gallery, Commisioned piece purchased - 2000.
Commission for Ceramic Collection Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh - 2005.
The late Princess of Wales and the collections of Levy, Sinclair, Geddes, Georgione, Eccles, Grube.
Wyn Davies (London)
Rothschild (Cambridge) Newton, Bassouk (Chicago, U.S.A.)
The Melbourne Herald (Australia - 1997)
Toshiko Arai (Tokyo)
Princess Khalid (Saudi Arabia)
Numerous private collections.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: New Forest Studio, Hincheslea near Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, SO42 7UP.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1590 624911
Mobile: 07986 744850
So sorry to say that Barry died at the end of January 2013. A great man with some wonderful experiences and a great artist potter. He will be much missed.
Joined on: 2010-10-18
Last Updated: 2013-02-13