Tim Copsey – Ceramics

Tim Copsey 


20th November 2021 – 18th December 2021

For most potters, a vase getting damaged would mean the end of the piece. However, for Tim Copsey, it’s simply a beginning.

Rabley Gallery is delighted to introduce Tim Copsey’s ceramics with a first solo exhibition of his work in the gallery presenting several ceramics ‘families’ comprising round ‘Blossom’ Vases, tokkuri, and yunomi tea cups, in addition to a selection of large-scale works.

Enquiries: [email protected]
Tel. +44 (0)1672 511999

Featured Works:


Yunomi Small Gold, Purple and Lemon

Clay, tin glazes and gold lustre

10 x 8 cm, 2021

Peat Bog Moon

Blossom Vase

Woodfired clay, black oribe and pink shino glazes with glitter glazed beach brick ‘meteorite’.

32 x 27 x 7 cms, 2021

Pink, Gold Waterfall Tokkuri

Tokkuri Sake Drinking Cup

Clay, Quartz, Bleaklow Grit, Gold Lusre

10 x 13 cms, 2021

Tim Copsey’s process communicates spontaneity, subjecting pots to being crushed, broken, fired and re-fired, squeezed and reshaped, using disruption to inspire vibrant character. Tim’s work demonstrates how beauty resonates from imperfection, irregularity and experimentation.

It’s easy to see how his ceramics reflect the bucolic countryside of the Peak District Pennine, where his studio – empty space – is currently based. Here, where lichen might wrap a tree trunk, Tim explores lustrous flecks of gold leaf, malachite, palladium and platinum.

Tim was raised near Manchester, surrounded by clay pits and brickworks and an early, tactile memory of picking up clay from the ground was instrumental in shaping his education and a career in ceramics. 


Rabley Drawing Centre

Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 2LW

T +44 (0)1672 511999

[email protected]

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