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The Fine Art Society - Waistel Cooper 1921 - 2003

The Fine Art Society
Waistel Cooper 1921 - 2003

January 13th to February 19th 2022

2021 marked the centenary of British potter Waistel Cooper's birth in Ayr on the west coast of Scotland and The Fine Art Society is celebrating his work with a series of concurrent exhibitions in Edinburgh and London with the first one opening on the 13th January 2022. Along with the notable potters Hans Coper and Lucie Rie, Waistel was a major force in the evolution of ceramics, instigating what would become a revolution: elaborately decorated Victorian pots were eschewed in favour of rough, textured, sculptural pieces and pure forms. Although he studied art in Scotland, he spent most of his career in the South of England, in Somerset and Cornwall, after spending four years in Iceland where he established himself as a potter.

My thanks to Tim Williams for the information and images.