William Plumptre

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EDUCATION

1972 – 1977               Attended Milton Abbey School, Dorset
Introduction to pottery – teacher Ian Gregory

1980 – 1983                Attended Chelsea Art School, Shepherds Bush, London
3 year, London Dip course in Ceramic Design

1983 – 1984                Studied  painting under Dennis Ramsey

1985                            Studied with Takeo Tsudo potter, Mashiko, Japan

Studied with kiln builder Tamaki Tamotsu; apprenticed with
Takeshi Yasuda specialised in anagama and climbing kilns

1986                            Studied with Shimaoka Tatsuzo potter, Mashiko, Japan

1987                            Visited potters in Southern Japan and South Korea

1988                            Established Workshop at Hartsop, Cumbria

1994                            Moved workshop to new premises at Witherslack, Cumbria

1999                            Visited Shimaoka Tatsuzo

 

SOLO SHOWS

1989 – 1997                Annual show at Spink & Son London

1992 – 1999                Annual show at Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh

1998                            Century Gallery, Henley on Thames

1999                            St. Paul’s School, Barnes, London

2000                            Abbot Hall, Museum and Art Gallery, Kendal

2005                            Beaux Arts, Bath

2007                            Beaux Arts, Bath

2011, 2017                  Beaux Arts, Bath

 

GROUP SHOWS

1990                            Piano Nobile, Richmond, London
1991                            Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Glasgow

Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria

1992                            Brantwood House, Coniston, Cumbria

1994                            Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery

1995                            Joanna Bird, Chiswick, London

1996                            Joanna Bird “Pots for Christmas” Chiswick, London

1997                            Exempla 97’ Munich, Germany

1998                            Century Gallery, Henley on Thames

Browse and Darby Gallery, Cork Street, London

1999                            St Pauls School, Barnes,  London

Castle Gate Gallery, Cockermouth

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh

Browse and Darby Gallery, Cork Street

2000                            ‘Two Pipers and a Plumptre’ at Stonor Park, Henley on Thames

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh

Browse and Darby Gallery, Cork Street

2001                            Beaux Arts, Bath

Castle Gate Gallery, Cockermouth.

Browse and Darby Gallery Cork Street, London

SOFA Chicago, USA

2002                            Maltby Art, Winchester

Stonor Park Henley on Thames

Browse and Darby Gallery, Cork Street, London

SOFA Chicago, USA

2003                            Beaux Arts, Bath

Browse and Darby, London

 

ARTICLES

Aug 1991                     “Pot Luck”  Homes and Gardens, Elizabeth Leeming.

July 1993                     Cumbria Life,  Sue Radford

May 1996                    Sunday Express,   Sally Griffiths

Aug 1997                     Country Life  “Spy Glass” , Alistair McAlpine

Aug 1999                    “Working from Home” Ideal Home, Sally Griffiths

Nov 2001                     “The Potter”, Kate Bardon, Westmorland Gazette

Jul 2001                      Country Life

July 2004                     “Language of Expression” Ceramic Review, Alex McErlain

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria

Townley Hall Museum, Burnley, Lancashire

Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery

Banque Paribas, London

 

COMMISSIONS

 

11 Nov 1998   Commission Presented by H.M.The Queen to President Chirac of France on Remembrance Day 1998

Aug 2000         Commission Presented by The British Government to The Emperor of Japan