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Mo Jupp

(British 1938-2018)

Mo Jupp began his ceramic career after enrolling at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. There, he had the privilege of training under the guidance of esteemed mentors such as Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, and Colin Pearson, whose expertise deeply influenced his artistic development. To further refine his skills, he pursued advanced training at the Royal College of Art under the guidance of David Queensbury.

Throughout his career, Mo Jupp's innovative approach to sculptural ceramics garnered international acclaim. From his early stoneware helmets to his later explorations of the female form, his work was characterised by inventiveness and occasionally controversy.

Despite his profound impact as an artist, Jupp dedicated much of his time to teaching, influencing countless aspiring ceramists. He held lectures at various institutions, leaving an indelible mark on the ceramic’s community both in the UK and abroad.

Jupp's work found its way into prestigious exhibitions worldwide, including notable showcases at Sotheby's, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Crafts Council. His sculptures, often imbued with symbolic depth, reflect his unwavering commitment to ceramics as an art form.

Mo Jupp's legacy endures through his pioneering spirit and dedication to pushing the boundaries of ceramic expression. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the world of contemporary ceramics, ensuring his place among the luminaries of the craft.

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A raku 'Seated Figure' sculpture made by Mo Jupp in 2011 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics



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