Deborah Hopson-Wolpe :
Pots and Prints
13 July – 14 September 2019
Deborah Hopson-Wolpe has been involved with art and artists for all of her life. She grew up in a creative household in South Kensington with her parents – Berthold Wolpe, typographer and Margaret Wolpe, sculptor and silversmith.
She studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art and then spent four years in Japan. Since 1975 she has run the Olney Pottery in the north of Buckinghamshire. She produces thrown bowls and jugs decorated with type (often the Albertus font designed by her father) and freely cut and drawn letters. She also makes individual hand-built items in stoneware, porcelain and high fired earthenware.
Since 2006 Deborah has also spent time on printmaking – etchings, screen prints, collagraphs, wood engravings, wood cuts and lino blocks. Drawing and lettering has always formed an important part of her work and is reflected in many of the pieces on display.
In tribute to her parents, this selling exhibition also includes a small display of the work of Berthold and Margaret Wolpe.