BIOGRAPHY

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About Roger Cockram

Originally born in North Devon, I left for education and career.  I first worked as a scientist and teacher before changing direction and attending Harrow School of Art.
Early work consisted of kitchen wares,  all made in wood fired stoneware but after 10 years I rediscovered my fascination for ‘natural’ water and it has been a major interest ever since.

A Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain;  I am also a Full Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and some years ago was invited to become an Academician of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts.

In 2001 I was invited to become a national External Examiner in Higher Education for Art and Design.

I have, for many years, been invited to lecture and demonstrate my work to arts associations and colleges throughout the U.K. and overseas.

My work is found in several private and public collections – both in the UK and around the world, currently including the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Israel, Palestine, Hawaii, U.S.A.

An illustrated biographical Essay covering the progress of my creative life and entitled:-
‘Roger Cockram – Stoneware Potter’ – was published in 1998 by Richard Dennis Publications.

A biography of my life and work entitled ‘In His Element’,  written by Alan Marshall was published in 2012 by Mascot Media. (Available form Chittlehampton Pottery and Gallery.)

Bonhams of London, the international auction house, have commissioned me to make work for exhibition and auction every year since 2008.

Shows and Exhibitions include:

1994  Studio Ceramics ’94, Victoria and Albert Museum,  London   1994
1995  Rufford Craft Centre Gallery
1996  Leigh Gallery, Bloomsbury London
1997  Gallery 41,  Edinburgh
1998  Richard Dennis Gallery, Kensington, London
2000  Alpha House Gallery   Sherborne    Harrow Graduates
1982 – 2004, 2012  Devon Guild of Craftsmen  Bovey Tracey
2004 – 2008  Crafts at Bovey Tracey
2003 – 2017  Potfest in the Park Penrith
1999 – 2017   Art in Clay’  – Ceramics Festival  Hatfield House
2008 – 2013 Bonhams  London – international exhibition/auction
2010, 2012, 2013, 2015,2016, 2017  Keramisto – Nijmegen – Netherlands
2010  Teapotters – Crafts in the Bay, Cardiff
2011 – 2012  Contemporary Ceramics  C.P.A. Gallery, London
2013  ‘Prix de France’ Potfest in the Park
2007 – 2017  Art in Clay Farnham
2014 and 2016  Argilla Faenza, Faenza Italy – invited major exhibition and fair
2015  Ceramic Art York, York
2015  Innovations in Ceramic Art, Cambridge
2015  One-man exhibition “40 years a potter” White Moose Gallery Barnstaple November 2015 – Jan 2016
2016  International Ceramics Festival – Swalmen,  Netherlands