'I have tried to be true to my vision of ceramics as an art form. I make with intention to make clear an idea'
This week we focus on a pupil of both Hans Coper an Lucie Rie, the potter Mo Jupp.
Jupp (1938 - 2018) is best known for his highly skilled figurative work of women and the helmet form, which he first began working with in the 1970s, quickly becoming a motif that established his international reputation. He continued to develop both these forms throughout his career.
Jupp studied at the Camberwell School of Art (1960-4), furthering his ceramic training at the Royal College of Art (1964-7). The art school experience was a seminal time for Jupp and he continged to share his experience by teaching on a regular basis throughout his career. Either as a permanent or visiting lecturer he taught at almost all the art schools in the UK as well as many internationally.
Jupp has work in many museum collections including the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
A solo exhbition of Mo Jupp's work was shown at Oxford Ceramics Gallery in 2013 alongside Clay Live! at The Ashmolean Museum.