In a world of mass production, Emmanuel Cooper was a craftsman – and his talent extended beyond his place at his potter’s wheel. Writer, teacher, editor, historian, activist and potter, his life is described as “endemic of a particular time and place and of Britain’s complex class culture.            Camden New Journal

THE WORLD OF THE MAKERS

YEAR: 1975

AUTHOR: Text and Photography by Edward Lucie Smith

PUBLISHER: Paddington Press (Softback)

CONTENT: Although not devoted to Emmanuel Cooper – this was the first publication to include a detailed account of his work as a potter.

CERAMIC SERIES: EMMANUEL COOPER

YEAR: 1992

AUTHOR: Edward Lucie Smith

PUBLISHER: Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Softback)

CONTENT: Essay examining the impact of Cooper giving up making tableware and the development of his individual gallery pots.

EMMANUEL COOPER

YEAR: 1996

AUTHOR: Various

PUBLISHER: Ruthin Craft Centre (Softback). Available in both English and Welsh language editions.

CONTENT: The first exhibition catalogue devoted to Emmanuel Cooper’s pots with essays by Emmanuel, Alison Britton and Edward Lucie Smith. The show opened at Ruthin Craft Centre and then toured to venues around the UK for the next six years. The exhibition returned to Ruthin for a final show in 2002.

EMMANUEL COOPER: ABUNDANCE - FORM TEXTURE COLOUR

YEAR: 2008

AUTHOR: Charles Darwent.

PUBLISHER: Ceramic Review (Softback)

CONTENT: Exhibition catalogue for Emmanuel Cooper’s exhibition at Beaux Arts, Bath in October/November 2008 with essay by Charles Darwent.

EMMANUEL COOPER: 1938 - 2012

YEAR: 2013

AUTHOR: Edited by Julia Pitts with introduction by David Horbury and lead essay by Sebastian Blackie.

PUBLISHER: Ruthin Craft Centre (Softback)

CONTENT: A retrospective of Emmanuel Cooper’s involvement with clay – as potter, writer, teacher, editor, curator and advocate.

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AN ABSENT PORTRAIT: EMMANUEL COOPER

YEAR: 2013

AUTHOR: Aileen Harvey

PUBLISHER: Canal (Softback)

CONTENT: A collection of images of Emmanuel Cooper’s Primrose Hill studio taken in the weeks after his death. A project which sought to create a ‘indirect’ portrait of Cooper through his workspace.

EMMANUEL COOPER: CONNECTIONS & CONTRASTS

YEAR: 2015

AUTHOR: Forward by Edmund de Waal and essay by Simon Olding.

PUBLISHER: Leach Pottery (Softcover)

CONTENT: Catalogue for the exhibition at the Leach Pottery, St Ives which examines the pots and writing of Emmanuel Cooper in the context of the Leach Tradition.

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MAKING EMMANUEL COOPER

YEAR: 2019

AUTHOR: Edited by David Horbury and introduction by Jeffrey Weeks.

PUBLISHER: Unicorn Publishing (Hardback)

CONTENT: The life and work of Emmanuel Cooper from his memoirs, letters, diaries and interviews.

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SPACES IN A SPACE: DAVID STOLL - STRING QUARTET NO. 4

YEAR: 2014

PUBLISHER: Prima Facie (CD - PFCD33)

CONTENT: String quartet inspired by the pots of Emmanuel Cooper - performed by the Bingham String Quartet.

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EMMANUEL COOPER: IN HIS OWN WORDS

YEAR: 2013

PUBLISHER: Sally Giles (DVD)

CONTENT: DVD of a film made by Sally Giles in 2005 and edited to coincide with the 2013 Ruthin Craft Centre Retrospective.

EMMANUEL COOPER: IN HIS OWN WORDS

YEAR: 2015

PUBLISHER: Sally Giles (DVD)

CONTENT: 2 DVD edition includes the 2013 edit of the film but also additional material - including a discussion of the work of Grayson Perry – to coincide with the Connections and Contrasts exhibition at the Leach Pottery, St Ives.