Hans Coper 1920–1981

Hans Joachim Coper was one of the most influential ceramic artists of the British studio pottery movement. Working closely with fellow potter Lucie Rie, he redefined ceramic art with his sculptural forms.

Coper was born in Chemnitz, Germany in 1920. In 1939, he fled the Nazi regime and immigrated to the United Kingdom where he met Lucie Rie, also a refugee, but from Austria. Rie taught Coper how to make ceramics and starting in 1946 the two shared a workshop at the Albion Mews Pottery Company. Coper and Rie worked to create functional wares often co-signing their works. In 1951, the pair exhibited their ceramics at the Milan Triennale alongside the furniture and textile designs of Robin and Lucienne Day.

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