Online Ceramics was honoured to attend a celebration of the life and work of Emmanuel Cooper at the Royal College of Art. Emmanuel was a powerhouse of creativity. No only was he an outstanding potter, he was a writer, editor and teacher. He was one of the founding editors of Ceramic Review and wrote books on Lucie Rie and Bernard Leach. His book on glaze recipes is still considered a ‘must have’ amongst potters.
The evening was very moving, many people spoke of their fond memories of Emmanuel covering the various aspects of his life. Gwyn Hanssen Pigott traveled all the way over from Australia to be at the celebration and received a warm response from all those present. Emmanuel was a giant in the pottery world and will be missed.