Curriculum Vitae             

1960                Born, London
1978-80    BA Hons. Degree at West Surrey College of Art and Design under Henry Hammond
1980-82        Trained with Michael Cardew at Wenford Bridge Pottery
1983        Final year at West Surrey College of Art and Design
1984 Set up Studio at Lower Froyle, Hampshire
1996                     Set up Studio at Church Farm, Shropshire


1981 North Cornwall Museum, Camelford

1982        North Cornwall Museum, Camelford

1986        *North Cornwall Museum, Camelford

1987        Amalgam Gallery, London

1989        Business Design Centre, London

1990               Amalgam Gallery, London
Smith's Gallery, London
Interiors Design International, London
         Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics, London
Besson Gallery, London
Chelsea Craft Fair, London

1991                Creative Eye, London
*Parnham House, Dorset
Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics, London
Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

1992                Creative Eye, London
Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics, London
Chelsea Craft Fair, London

1993                 *Paul Rice Gallery, London
*Nancy Margolis, New York
*Beardsmore Gallery, London
Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics, London
St. lves Gallery

1994                 * Amalgam Gallery, London
Bonhams, Contemporary Ceramics, London

1995                Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics, London
Gallery Gilbert, Dorset
Decorative Arts Today 1995, London
         * Egg, London
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Chelsea Craft Fair, London
*Alice Roden, Ireland

1996                 *Ruthin Crafts Centre, Ruthin
*Alpha House Gallery, Dorset
Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics, London
*New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Primavera, Cambridge
* Egg, London
British-Israeli Art Foundation. Jerusalem
* Roger Murton Furniture, Leicestershire

1997         Egg, London
Winchester Contemporary Art, Winchester
Bonhams Contemporary Ceramics London
*Clayton Gallery, Newcastle
*City Art Gallery, Leeds

1998                Beardsmore Gallery at ART'98 Fine Art Fair, London
Bonhams Decorative Arts Today, London
Sothebys Contemporary Decorative Arts, London
Modern Ground at Olympia Fine Art Fair, London
Sothebys Contemporary Ceramics, Tel Aviv
*Crafts Council at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London
*Roger Billcliffe, Glasgow
*Alpha House, Dorset
*Oxford Gallery, Oxford
Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Furniture Co., New York
*Egg, London
1999        Contemporary Ceramics, London
        *Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
        *Furniture Company, New York
        Egg, London
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2001 *Galerie Pierre, Paris
Home Sweet Home, Stockholm
English Ceramics, Gallery Norby, Denmark

2002 Ceramic Modernism, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie and their legacy, Ontario, Canada
SOFA,  New York  
        *Egg,  London
        *Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
        Unexpected too, Sotheby's, New York

2003 *Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
*Kaigandori Gallery, Osaka
        British Council Touring Exhibition – ‘Contemporary British Kitchenware” – Group Show

2004                     *Ishikawa Ongakudo Koryu Hall, Kanazawa    
        *ACROS Fukuoka Cultural Gallery, Fukuoka
        *Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai
        *Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
        Ruthin Craft Centre, ‘Hands Across the Border’ – Group Show
* Clay, Los Angeles

2005         COLLECT, Individual stand, V & A Museum, London
        *Contemporary Applied Arts, London
        *Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo
        Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

2006        Alpha House, Sherborne, Dorset
        *Showcase with the Crafts Council at the V & A
        Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
        *Marianne Heller, Heidleberg
        *COLLECT, Marianne Heller, V & A Museum, London

2007     *COLLECT, Marianne Heller, V & A Museum, London
        Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
        Contemporary Applied Arts, London

*Solo exhibitions

Public Collections

V & A Museum, London
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
Paramita Museum, Mie Prefecture, Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
21st Century Museum, Kanazawa
Crafts Council, London
International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
The Arkansas Arts Center
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


‘Rupert Spira    Ceramics’            Exhibition Catalogue, Japan Touring Exhibition, 2003 –2004
‘Rupert Spira    Bowl’            Published by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 2004


2005        3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea (CEBIKO)  - Bronze Prize

2005        Faenza – International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art – Silver plaque of the             President of the Italian Republic

2005        International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan – Honourable Mention

Rupert Spira | CV