Fine Studio Art Pottery Stoneware Tea Bowl Robin Hopper

Fine Studio Art Pottery Stoneware Tea Bowl by Robin Hopper Chosin Pottery

Saidye Bronfman Excellence in Craft Award Winning Potter

dimensions: approx. 3¾ inches high by 5 inches in diameter at the rim, weight: approx. 1 pound 4 ounces

Robin Hopper is well known for his dramatic studio ceramics. For this creation he has turned his formidable skills to a finely formed and richly glazed temmoku stoneware tea bowl with an undulating rim and slightly squared form. It is in excellent condition and well marked with Chosin Pottery Canada, Robin Hopper's personal monogram, and impressed signature.

This tea bowl would be a lovely Bhuddist Zen tea ceremony accessory and an attractive example of the Japanese aesthetic for this form of pottery and is a wonderful example of the art of this world renowned potter.

Robin is a dean of the Pacific Northwest Coast potter's community and was honored with the prestigious Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Craft. He is an internationally known potter, teacher, author, garden designer and arts activist. He has taught throughout Canada, and in England, USA, Australia, New Zealand, China, and Japan.

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or to view examples of his work at the Canadian Museum of Civilization click

Early in his career Hopper

His ceramic work is in public, corporate and private collections throughout the world, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization , the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria .

His work is published in the following books:

Ceramics Handbook, Glenn C. Nelson, U.S.A. Ceramica Viva, Nino Caruso, Italy Decorative Surfaces in Ceramics, Hildegard Storr-Britz, Germany Keramik Der Welt, Gottfried Borrmann, Germany The Potter's Manual, Kenneth Clark, England The Art of Earth, Rona Murray and Walter Dexter, Canada

And in The Art of Earth (Sono Nis Press) 1979

And in Made of Clay - Ceramics of British Columbia , published by the Potters Guild of British Columbia 1998

And in Studio Porcelain by Peter Lane, foreward by David Leach

And in Studio Ceramics by Peter Lane, published by William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1983

And in Down to Earth - Canadian Potters at Work by Judy Thompson Ross, David Allen and Nina Czegledy-Nagy, published by Nelson, 1980

His work is illustrated in Retrospect Ceramics 80 - 25th Anniversary of the Potters Guild of B.C. , an invitational exhibition featuring 120 national and international ceramic artists who received honors locally or at the national and international level, as well as those who contributed to the growth and development of ceramics in British Columbia over the previous 25 years.

In order to more fully represent ceramic arts throughout the province, invitations to the exhibition were not restricted to members of the Potters Guild. Robert Weghsteen and Hiro Urakami were jurors for the juried section of the exhibition.

And in Studio Ceramics in Canada 1920-2005 by Gail Crawford

He was born in England in 1939 and trained t at Croydon College of Art (1956 -1961). He has developed studios in both England and Canada w he immigrated in 1968. After two years teaching in Toronto at Central Technical School, he set up and headed the Ceramics and Glass Department at Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario. In 1972 he resigned from teaching to fully devote his time and energy to work in ceramics.

In 1977 he relocated to Victoria, B.C., Canada. He was among the first recipients of the Saidye Bronfman Awa...

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