Bennett Cooper (1951 - 2002)Image Gallery

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We are sorry to note that Ben died suddenly of a heart-attack while on holiday in July 2002. As a small token of esteem we will keep his work and profile available for others to appreciate.


Last Updated: 2014-01-14

Current Work

Current Work

Highly decorated pressed and thrown table and ovenware in high-fired earthenware, together with a few 'one-off' pots and an increasing number of panels for kitchen/bathroom use.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Electric-fired kiln, to 1160deg. C. Brightly coloured slips are applied with trailer and brush and enhanced with sgraffito and applied pigment enabling me to work in the slipware tradition.

History

History

1951 - Born 28 July
1969 - 71 - Colchester Institute Foundation
1971 - 74 - Hornsey College of Art
1974 - 77 - Royal College of Art (M.A. RCA)
1992 - Elected a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association

Work Experience and Other Activities

1975 - 77 - Part-time teaching at ILEA
1978 - 93 - Continuous part-time teaching at S.E.E.C.A.T (South East Essex College of Art and Technology )
1985 - Demonstrated to many potters groups including South Wales Potters and East Anglian Potters
1991 - Appointed as professional 3.D. advisor to the B Tech committee at S.E.E.C.A.T

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

1977 - London and Glasgow Design Centres
1988 - Liberty's - London
1991-92 - Touring Exhibition France and Germany
1993 - Contemporary Ceramics - London
1994 - Victoria & Albert Museum - London
1995 - Rufford - A Fishermans Tale.
1996 - Countryworks - Montgomery.
1998 - Aberystwyth - Ceramic Series.
2000 - Open Eye - Edinburgh.

Articles Published

Articles Published

1974 - Ceramic Review : Colloidal Slips
1982 - Pottery Quarterly : Slipware
1992 - Ceramic Review : The Pursuit of Harmony
1998 - Emmanuel Cooper: essay for Ceramic series Aberystwyth

Work Styles

Work Styles

Earthenware
Thrown