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ROGER COCKRAM BIOGRAPHY & SHOWS

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 from Chittlehampton Pottery and Gallery.)

Shows and Exhibitions include:

1994  Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1996  Leigh Gallery, Bloomsbury, London
1997  Gallery 41, Edinburgh
1998  Alpha House Gallery Sherborne — Harrow graduates
1982-2012  Devon Guild of Craftsmen – Bovey Tracey
2003-2020  Potfest in the Park – Penrith
1999-2019  Art in Clay – Hatfield nr. London
2010-2020  Keramisto Ceramics Festival Nijmegen – Netherlands
2011, 2012, 2018  Contemporary Ceramics – C.P.A. gallery London
2007-2020  Art in Clay Farnham
2014 and 2016  Argilla Faenza Italy, invited major exhibition
2015  Innovations in Ceramics, Cambridge
2016-18  International Ceramics Festival Swalmen, Netherlands
2018  PORCELAIN 18 Habitat Centre New Delhi, India
2018-2020  Oxford Ceramics Fair, Oxford

Please note:

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, most shows and exhibitions for 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. We are waiting to hear if shows from September 2020 will go ahead.

Please watch for details and changes, buy from the website here perhaps – and please support us when the shows return.

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