Tag Archives: Robin Hopper

The Unexpected Robin Hopper

Among the great pleasures of Robin Hopper’s work which is also found in his life —  is a quality I can best describe as the “unexpected”. A quality that is represented in the porcelain trumpet or horn pictured above. The horn was likely made in ca. 1970 at his Hillsdale Studio, Ontario or in Toronto. […]

Removing grease pencil marks

on pottery — Sometimes — perhaps often — we collectors and dealers come across grease pencil marks on our studio pieces. This is the simplest method I have come across for removing them — WD 40. Doesn’t always give perfect results particularly on stoneware due to that clay’s coarseness but enough to erase the marking […]

The Mug — the intimate pot – Robin Hopper

One of the first pieces of studio pottery I ever picked up — and which I still own — is this simple stoneware coffee mug by B.C. potter Robin Hopper (1939 –    ). It still feels like a splash of cold water in the face when I hold it or look at it. How could […]