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b. 1938 - d. 2012

Emmanuel Cooper OBE (12 December 1938 – 21 January 2012) was a British studio potter, advocate for LGBT rights and writer on arts and crafts. Born in Pilsley, North East Derbyshire,[1] Cooper studied at the University for the Creative Arts. He also achieved a PhD degree at Middlesex University. He was a member of the Crafts Council and the editor of Ceramic Review. Since 1999, he was visiting Professor of Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art. He was the author of many books on ceramics, including his definitive biography of Bernard Leach that was published in 2003 (Yale University Press), and was also the editor of The Ceramics Book, published in 2006.

In the early 1970s, he was also a cofounder of the Gay Left collective, and remained a prominent LGBT rights campaigner throughout his life. He also published several studies of LGBT art, including The Sexual Perspective and Fully Exposed: The Male Nude in Photography.

As a potter, Cooper's work falls into one of two general forms. In the first his vessels are heavily glazed in a volcanic form. The vessels, as a result of this heavy glazing, derive a lot of their appeal from their varied and uneven textures. In their most simple form they are very reminiscent of work by Lucie Rie. In their more extravagant forms though the vessels can be banded or use incredibly vivid colors to great effect including pink, vibrant yellow and deep reds and blues. His other form of work is much simpler in style using plain glazes, often in egg yolk yellow, occasionally spotted with gold flecks.

His work can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Museum of Scotland and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as in many private collections. He was awarded an OBE for services to art in 2002.

Cooper died in London on 21 January 2012.

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        • EMMANUEL COOPER (BRITISH 1938-2012)
          Apr. 09, 2024

          EMMANUEL COOPER (BRITISH 1938-2012)

          Est: £300 - £500

          EMMANUEL COOPER (BRITISH 1938-2012) EMMANUEL COOPER (BRITISH 1938-2012): A studio pottery porcelain flared footed bowl, circa 1980s, with manganese rim and inner band, the inner bowl with deep pink diagonal stripes on a pale pink ground and blue dotted border, the outer with two thin pink bands on white ground, the underside with impressed artists seal. Diameter 15cm, height 6.5cm.

          Chiswick Auctions
        • § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Conical Bowl
          Oct. 27, 2023

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Conical Bowl

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Conical Bowl impressed artist's seal, porcelain, yellow glaze with gold and blue flecks (12cm high, 18.5cm diameter (4 3/4in high, 7 1/4in diameter))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Footed Bowl
          Oct. 27, 2023

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Footed Bowl

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Footed Bowl impressed artist's seal, turquoise glaze with manganese rim (7.5cm high, 13.5cm diameter (3in high, 5 1.4in diameter))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012)
          Jun. 20, 2023

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012)

          Est: £300 - £500

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938 - 2012), a stoneware tea and dinner service, comprising, a large lidded tureen, 16cm high, a tea kettle, 23cm high, a deep dish, 27cm diameter, two storage jars, one example with a lid, 14.5cm high, four teacups, the tallest 8cm high, five footed bowls, 13.3cm diameter, a milk jug, 13cm high, sugar bowl, 9cm diameter, three dinner plates, 25.2cm diameter, nine dessert plates, 22cm diameter, seven side plates, 18cm diameter, and an egg cup, 4cm high, impressed marks (qty.) Condition Report: All three dinner plates with chips. Three dessert plates chipped. Five of the side plates are chipped. Four bowls chipped. One of the cups has a scratch to the rim, possibly due to manufacture. The tureen lid may not be original.

          Sworders
        • § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Vase
          Apr. 28, 2023

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Vase

          Est: £500 - £700

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Vase impressed artist's seal, turquoise glaze with gold spots (18.4cm high (7 1/4in high)) Provenance Private Collection, Scotland.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Bowl
          Apr. 28, 2023

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Bowl

          Est: £700 - £900

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Bowl impressed artist's seal, green glaze (10cm high, 25.5cm diameter (4in high, 10in diameter)) Provenance Private Collection, London.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • λ EMMANUEL COOPER (1938-2012), AN OATMEAL GLAZED STONEWARE BOWL
          Nov. 02, 2022

          λ EMMANUEL COOPER (1938-2012), AN OATMEAL GLAZED STONEWARE BOWL

          Est: £300 - £500

          λ EMMANUEL COOPER (1938-2012)AN OATMEAL GLAZED STONEWARE BOWLImpressed potter's seal mark33cm diameter

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug, circa 1997
          Oct. 28, 2022

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug, circa 1997

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug, circa 1997 impressed artist's seal, blue volcanic glaze with gold lacquer spots (17.2cm high, 23cm wide (6 3/4in high, 9in wide))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Bowl
          Oct. 28, 2022

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Bowl

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Bowl impressed artist's seal, volcanic glaze (6cm high, 15.2cm diameter (2 3/8in high, 6in diameter))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Handled Vessel, 1997
          May. 25, 2022

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Handled Vessel, 1997

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Handled Vessel, 1997 glazed stoneware with metallic luster signed with artist insignia H 6 3/4 x W 9 x D 4 inches Provenance: Contemporary Applied Arts, London

          Hindman
        • § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug, 2002
          Apr. 29, 2022

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug, 2002

          Est: £700 - £900

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug, 2002 stoneware, volcanic glaze (21cm high, 26cm wide (8.25in high, 10.25in wide)) Provenance: Albert Dawson Educational Trust. The Peter Rose and Albert Gallichan Collection, Brighton, UK. Footnote: Exhibited: Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, British Studio Pottery: From Bernard Leach to Lucie Rie, organised by Pallant House Gallery, 2 July – 2 October 2005, no.83.

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • EMMANUEL COOPER (BRITISH 1938-2012), A PORCELAIN FOOTED BOWL, C.1980, IMPRESSED POTTER'S SEAL TO FO
          Apr. 26, 2022

          EMMANUEL COOPER (BRITISH 1938-2012), A PORCELAIN FOOTED BOWL, C.1980, IMPRESSED POTTER'S SEAL TO FO

          Est: £300 - £500

          Emmanuel Cooper (British 1938-2012), a porcelain footed bowl, c.1980, impressed potter's seal to foot, Of tapered conical form, in pale green crackle glaze, 10cm high, 25.5cm diameter (ARR)

          Roseberys
        • λ EMMANUEL COOPER (1938-2012), AN OATMEAL GLAZED STONEWARE BOWL
          Apr. 20, 2022

          λ EMMANUEL COOPER (1938-2012), AN OATMEAL GLAZED STONEWARE BOWL

          Est: £400 - £600

          λ EMMANUEL COOPER (1938-2012)AN OATMEAL GLAZED STONEWARE BOWLImpressed potter's seal mark33cm diameter

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug, circa 2000
          Nov. 14, 2019

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug, circa 2000

          Est: £1,000 - £2,000

          Faintly impressed artist's seal covered in glaze, pitted blue/white glaze (Dimensions: 22cm high, 24cm across (8.6in high, 9.5in across)) (22cm high, 24cm across (8.6in high, 9.5in across))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug
          Nov. 14, 2019

          § Emmanuel Cooper O.B.E. (British 1938-2012) Jug

          Est: £400 - £600

          Impressed artist's seal, white glaze, with dripped manganese rim (Dimensions: 14cm high, 19.5cm across (5.5in high, 7.67in across)) (14cm high, 19.5cm across (5.5in high, 7.67in across))

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • [§] EMMANUEL COOPER O.B.E. (BRITISH, 1938-2012) JUG 14.5cm high (5.75in high)
          Mar. 27, 2019

          [§] EMMANUEL COOPER O.B.E. (BRITISH, 1938-2012) JUG 14.5cm high (5.75in high)

          Est: £500 - £700

          [§] EMMANUEL COOPER O.B.E. (BRITISH, 1938-2012) JUG partially impressed maker's mark, turquoise glaze 14.5cm high (5.75in high)

          Lyon & Turnbull
        • Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012), a large bowl c. 1990’s, impressed marks t
          Dec. 04, 2018

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012), a large bowl c. 1990’s, impressed marks t

          Est: £500 - £800

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012), a large bowl c. 1990’s, impressed marks to base and foot A large conical porcelain bowl with a pale blue glaze to interior and exterior. Fine crackle glaze all over Diameter 32cm, height 15cm (ARR) Provenance: Private Collection, London Please refer to department for condition report

          Roseberys
        • Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Bowl
          May. 17, 2018

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Bowl

          Est: £300 - £500

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Bowl poured blue glaze double impressed potter's seal 11.6cm high.

          Mallams
        • Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Bowl
          May. 17, 2018

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Bowl

          Est: £100 - £200

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Bowl green spotted glaze glaze partially cover impressed potter's seals 16cm diameter.

          Mallams
        • AR Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-) Two Bowls
          Jun. 13, 2017

          AR Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-) Two Bowls

          Est: £1,000 - £1,200

          AR Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-) Two Bowls

          Bonhams
        • Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Footed bowl
          May. 25, 2017

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Footed bowl

          Est: £400 - £700

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Footed bowl blue with manganese rim impressed potter's seal 6.7cm high, 16.3cm diameter.

          Mallams
        • Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Footed bowl
          May. 25, 2017

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Footed bowl

          Est: £400 - £700

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Footed bowl yellow with dripped manganese rim impressed potter's seal 8cm high,11.4cm diameter.

          Mallams
        • Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Bowl
          May. 25, 2017

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Bowl

          Est: £300 - £500

          Emmanuel Cooper (1938-2012) Bowl yellow with manganese rim, highlighted with green and gold spots impressed potter's seal 9cm high, 9.5cm diameter.

          Mallams
        • Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Bowl white pitted volcanic glaze
          Dec. 10, 2015

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Bowl white pitted volcanic glaze

          Est: £150 - £250

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Bowl white pitted volcanic glaze impressed potter's seal 30.5cm diameter, 10.7cm high.

          Mallams
        • Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Vessel blue pitted volcanic glaze
          Dec. 10, 2015

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Vessel blue pitted volcanic glaze

          Est: £150 - £250

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Vessel blue pitted volcanic glaze impressed potter's seal 24.5cm high.

          Mallams
        • Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Jug white volcanic pitted glaze
          Dec. 10, 2015

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Jug white volcanic pitted glaze

          Est: £300 - £500

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Jug white volcanic pitted glaze impressed potter's seal 20cm high, 21cm across.

          Mallams
        • Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Vase volcani
          May. 13, 2015

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Vase volcani

          Est: £300 - £500

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Vase volcanic multi-glaze impressed potter's seal 15cm high. Provenance: with Beaux Arts, Bath.

          Mallams
        • EMMANUEL COOPER | Blue Volcanic-glazed bowl
          Mar. 25, 2015

          EMMANUEL COOPER | Blue Volcanic-glazed bowl

          Est: £400 - £600

          stoneware

          Sotheby's
        • EMMANUEL COOPER | White Volcanic-glazed Jug
          Mar. 25, 2015

          EMMANUEL COOPER | White Volcanic-glazed Jug

          Est: £500 - £700

          stoneware

          Sotheby's
        • JANET LEACH | An Impressive Vase
          Mar. 25, 2015

          JANET LEACH | An Impressive Vase

          Est: £500 - £700

          stoneware with wood ash glaze

          Sotheby's
        • Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012)
          Oct. 30, 2014

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012)

          Est: £500 - £700

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) 'Dark Ocean #2', Jug, circa 1989 Stoneware, blue volcanic pitted glaze revealing metallic grey glaze beneath, impressed maker's mark H 19.8cm, W 24.5cm, D 8.5cm

          maak
        • Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012)
          Oct. 30, 2014

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012)

          Est: £300 - £400

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Footed Bowl Porcelain, rich green crackle glaze with bronze running band around the rim, gold lacquer spots to the interior, impressed maker's mark H 11.3cm, D 14.5cm

          maak
        • Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012)
          Oct. 30, 2014

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012)

          Est: £300 - £400

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Small Bowl, circa 1987 Porcelain, white glaze with pink radiating linear design and blue bands, a blue disc in the well, impressed maker's mark H 9cm, D 17.6cm

          maak
        • Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) - Footed Bowl, circa 1990
          May. 22, 2014

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) - Footed Bowl, circa 1990

          Est: £300 - £400

          Emmanuel Cooper (British, 1938-2012) Footed Bowl, circa 1990 Porcelain, a broad band of pink diagonal radiating inlay between two deep blue rings, a bronze band to the rim and bronze, blue and cream rings in the well, impressed maker's mark H 11.4cm, D 25.8cm

          maak
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