at the Oxford Ceramics Gallery.
'I have tried to be true to my vision of ceramics as an art form. I make with intention, to make clear an idea'.
During a career that spans 50 years Mo Jupp has developed an unmistakable idiosyncratic style. The clay helmets of the 1970s were superseded by elongated human figures, pared back to their very essence.
While he was studying at Camberwell, Jupp encountered archaic figurative forms, such as the Cycladic figurines admired by his tutor Hans Coper and ancient Cypriot statuettes in London's museums. These influenced his work: 'My aim is to be able to make a figure as powerful as the Cycladic form. One that looks as important'.
You can see more of his work here
Terracotta figure seated in armchair
Black figure seated on low plinth, white base
Leant over cross legged terracotta figure
Terracotta figure on stool, white base
Black figure lying down on black base
Terracotta figure in black chair, white base
Kneeling terracotta figure, white base
Seated terracotta figure, black base
Black figure sat on box
Peach figure sat on terracotta base
a different view.