Curriculum Vitae

DEBORAH HOPSON-WOLPE
(01234) 712306
The Olney Pottery,
1 Holes Lane,
Olney,
Bucks.
MK46 4BX

pots@deborah-hopson-wolpe.co.uk

1949 Born in London
1962 - 1967 Attended Whitechapel Art Gallery Saturday Workshops in the Upper Gallery
1966 & 1967 Potters Assistant at Rodmell Pottery, Sussex (Summer Job)
1966 & 1967 City & Guilds of London Art School, Sunday life drawing classes
1967 - 1971 Camberwell School of Art. DipAD Cermaics & metalwork (Tutors: Lucie Rie, Colin Pearson & Hans Coper)
1971 - 1975 Moved to Japan. Studied Japanese language.
1972 - 1973 Post graduate studies in ceramics at Joshibi Art School
1973 Solo Exhibition in the Ginza, Tokyo
1974 Workshop in Tokyo
1975 Returned to England & worked at Fawley Pottery before setting up workshop in Olney
1976 Crafts Council New Craftmen Award
1977 Group Exhibition of British Potters in Hamburg
1978 Group Exhibition of British Potters in Oldenburg
1978 & 1979 Exhibited in Offenbach
1981 Commission to make two figures of Justice for a Japanese publishing house
1982 - 1983 Rebuilt & re-equiped the workshop
1984 Exported pots for exhibition in Japan
1984 Joined Northampton Potters Group
1985 Milton Keynes Arts Association Research Grant
1985 Exhibited with Northampton Potters at Northampton Museum, Full Member of the Milton Keynes Crafts Guild
1986 Bucks Art week open studios exhibition (also each year till 2002)
1987 Residency at Renny Lodge Hospotal - Birdbath & Mosaic,
Hon. Advisor for Buckingham Arts Association
1988 Part-time tutor for Northampton College at Mereway (till 1995)
1989 Designed & selected work for Bedfordshire touring showcase "On the Table"
1990 - 1992 Chairman of the Milton Keynes Craft Guild
1990 Designed Bucks Artweek logo
1991 Residency at the Sir Frank Markham School - Ceramic Mural
1992 Exhibited at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate (also 1994, 1196, 1998 & 2003)
1992 Full member of Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen
1993 Commission to design logo & leaflets for Olney Music
1994 Hon. Advisor for Eastern Arts
Exhibited at European Craft Trade Fair, Olympia, London
1995 Exhibited in Brionais Arts Festival, France
1996 Residencies at Beachamp School, Bedford - Ceramic mural of a plesiosaur
1997 BSc in Earth Sciences, Open University
1998 Solo Touring Exhibition "Fired Letters" commissiones by Northamptonshire Library Service to 7 libraries in the county
Exhibited in Orebro, Sweden
1999 Residencies at Redwell Junior School, Wellingborough & John Bunyan Upper School Bedford
"Fired Letters" solo exhibition in Bradford Museum
Designed sliding fingering chart for practising & learning scales on trumpet
2000 Northamptonshire Millenium Patchwork Project - residencies at 5 junior & middle schools in Northamptonshire.
"Fired Letters" solo exhibition, Bon Hoga Gallery, Shetland
2001 Residencies at St Lawrence Junior School, Towcester & Cuffley Outdoor Centre, Herts
2002 Residencies at Danesholm, St Barnabus & Hartwell schools, Northamptonshire
Exhibited at Select West Trade Fair in Exeter & made a set of commissioned bowls for John Dankworth & Cleo Lane
2003 Commission of font & ewer for St. John's College, Oxford'
2004 Taught ceramics with drawing at Biddenham Upper School, (Bedford Saturday morning Childrens University)
Residency at Victoria School, Wellingborough & Brixworth School
2005 Exhibited across the UK, including Nothampton Museum with NGDC
2006 Designed & edited a catalogue of the work of Margaret Wolpe (sculptor and silversmith)
Prizes commissioned for the Council of Independant Archaeology Awards (also 02, 04, 08 & 2010) & for History Today magazine (also 2002, 04, 08 & 2010)
2007 Exhibited at the Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany
2008 Artists book "Drawings & Prints of Kennington"
2009 Exhibited in Orebro, Sweden & designed logo & letterhead for the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
2010 Artists book "Drawings & Prints of 16 Groveway"

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