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Vintage - Artisan - Bernard Rooke - ceramic lamp base

£115.00

Product description

Vintage - Bernard Rooke - artisan cast lamp base
1960/70's

Stunning monumental lamp base - 42 cm high
Weight 4.5 kg

PAT tested

Two distinct faces enable you to ring the changes or place in a position where it can be seen from both sides.

Bernard Rooke was born in 1938. He studied at the Ipswich School of Art before moving on to the Goldsmiths' College, London. It was here, in his last year, that he decided to take up pottery.

In 1960 he set up his own workshop in Forest Hill, London, sharing the premises with Alan Wallwork.

Progressive designs were readily accepted in London at that time, and Rooke applied his efforts to making pieces of a sculptural nature.

To supplement his income during this period he lectured at London University and at Goldsmiths' College.


The early pieces were mainly fashioned by hand using coils and blocks.
Rooke found that whereas a work might not find a market as a piece of sculpture, if made into a lamp base it was more readily acceptable to the public.

Rooke's philosophy was that he needed to make two types pottery; that which is easily produced and will find a ready commercial market, and that which exercises his artistic talents to the full.

Both are necessary for each other - one providing the independence for the other to survive and one providing designs for the other to continue.

Joined by sons Aaron and Felix in the pottery.

Closed pottery and gallery in 2004.

2004 Commenced building a new painting studio.

2007 Completed building projects. Resumed work concentrating on painting and print making.

Exhibited U.K. and abroad. Work in private collections and,

Victoria and Albert Museum, Buckinghamshire County Museum,

Liecester Museum,Cleveland Museum, Paisley Museum, Nuffield Foundation,

Rosska Museum-Sweden, Trondhiem Museum-Norway.

Some works are to be found at Christies,Bonhams,Phillips,Collectors fairs and internet auctions,

Ceramics- Paul Rice Gallery.1995

Painting-Bury St Edmunds Festival 1996

Crafts Council Gallery 1995

Edinburgh Festival Queens Hall 1996, 1997, and 1999

Norwich Festival- Paintings, 1998.

Item details

Brand:
Bernard Rooke
Condition:
Used: very good
Use:
lamp base

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About this item

Vintage - Bernard Rooke - artisan cast lamp base
1960/70's

Stunning monumental lamp base - 42 cm high
Weight 4.5 kg

PAT tested

Two distinct faces enable you to ring the changes or place in a position where it can be seen from both sides.

Bernard Rooke was born in 1938. He studied at the Ipswich School of Art before moving on to the Goldsmiths' College, London. It was here, in his last year, that he decided to take up pottery.

In 1960 he set up his own workshop in Forest Hill, London, sharing the premises with Alan Wallwork.

Progressive designs were readily accepted in London at that time, and Rooke applied his efforts to making pieces of a sculptural nature.

To supplement his income during this period he lectured at London University and at Goldsmiths' College.


The early pieces were mainly fashioned by hand using coils and blocks.
Rooke found that whereas a work might not find a market as a piece of sculpture, if made into a lamp base it was more readily acceptable to the public.

Rooke's philosophy was that he needed to make two types pottery; that which is easily produced and will find a ready commercial market, and that which exercises his artistic talents to the full.

Both are necessary for each other - one providing the independence for the other to survive and one providing designs for the other to continue.

Joined by sons Aaron and Felix in the pottery.

Closed pottery and gallery in 2004.

2004 Commenced building a new painting studio.

2007 Completed building projects. Resumed work concentrating on painting and print making.

Exhibited U.K. and abroad. Work in private collections and,

Victoria and Albert Museum, Buckinghamshire County Museum,

Liecester Museum,Cleveland Museum, Paisley Museum, Nuffield Foundation,

Rosska Museum-Sweden, Trondhiem Museum-Norway.

Some works are to be found at Christies,Bonhams,Phillips,Collectors fairs and internet auctions,

Ceramics- Paul Rice Gallery.1995

Painting-Bury St Edmunds Festival 1996

Crafts Council Gallery 1995

Edinburgh Festival Queens Hall 1996, 1997, and 1999

Norwich Festival- Paintings, 1998.

Brand:
Bernard Rooke
Condition:
Used: very good
Use:
lamp base

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