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