About Pam

Cuckoo Farm Studios

Boxted Road




tel:    07767756123

Recent Exhibitions 2016 - 2018- - -click on above link for full CV from '85
Sentinel Gallery Wivenhoe  –  Gone Cuckoo exhibition 3rd – 13th November
Aldebough Gallery Aldebough – with 5 painters 15th – 22nd August
Really Very Nice Bury St Edmonds  solo show 1st –  31st July
Peter Pear’s Gallery Aldeburgh – with SCS 14th July – 27th August
Benham Gallery Colchester with painter Lesley Croxford 21st – 29th April
Stanway Colchester – talk & demonstration February 13th
Fulbrook House Gallery Great Eversden – Cambridgeshire 8th – 19th December
The Barnet Collection Barnet  London – talk & demonstration 14th October day event
Woodbridge Library Woodbridge – in showcases ongoing
The Undercroft Norwich – Anglian Potters 7th – 24th April
Dolby Gallery Oundle – Northamptonshire 3rd – 25th February
Bircham Gallery Holt   Norfolk 3rd December –
William Morris Museum Walthamstow  WMG tea room – solo 2nd November – 8th Jan ’17
Minories Gallery Vessels with Pestles and Chalices from Palaces 2nd September – 29th October
Art in Clay Hatfield House 20/21st August
Run workshop Anglia Potters Camp- ceramic garden 3rd August
Sutton Hoo Craeftiga – Sutton Hoo festival of craftsmanship April 10th – 12th
Really Very Nice Country Living Fair – Islington 9th – 17th March
Ipswich Museum Fox on Box displayed along side a fox in box February 13th- May 29th

Every piece I make is unique and individually hand built in porcelain, stoneware, or a combination of both with marks impress into rolled out slabs of clay which is then built up in sections. Colour can be included at all stages with the use of oxides, slips, glazes (dolomite or barium) and precious metals– gold and platinum – and on-glaze lusters. Many are fired 3, 4 or sometimes 5 times.

My studio is based in Colchester where I have worked as a potter since leaving Art School in 1985.  As a child I was fascinated by the ancient artefacts in our local museum and I find this has coloured my style and influenced the way my ceramic work has developed.  I also spent time with my late father while he worked as a bespoke tailor, watching him cut out suits, help with choosing the melton to go behind the lapel. This has led me to a sympathy with texture and pattern and a textile like way of building in clay. The bench in my studio is the same one my father cut his suits out on.

 Over the past 33 years my work has been included in many exhibitions throughout the UK and internationally.  Highlights include: A collection bought by Liberty’s, London; exhibitions in the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh; Cecilia Coleman Gallery, St. John’s Wood, London; The Crypt-St Paul’s, the Barbican as well as shows in France, Germany and the USA, with a large collection of ‘coffee and tea sets’ ordered for Saudi Arabia.

 As a potter you sort of know what you are making, but things change dramatically from when they go in a kiln to when they come out after firing. Nothing is ever quite as expected, there is always a surprise when the kiln door opens and the contents shine back at you…

Buying or Commissioning a piece of work
Fitch and Fellows 18 Buttermarket fitchandfellows@gmail.com
Thame www.fitchandfellows.com
Oxfordshire 01844 215 099
Cecilia Coleman Gallery 67 St Johns Wood High Street
London www.ceciliacolmangallery.com
NW8 7NL 020 7722 0686
Bircham Gallery 14 Market Place info@birchamgallery.co.uk
Holt www.birchamgallery.co.uk
Norfolk   NR25 6BW 01263 713312
Really Very Nice 29 Churchgare Street
Bury St Edmunds   www.reallyverynice.co.uk
  Suffolk  IP33 1RG 01284 706440
Haylettes Gallery Oakwood House sally@haylettsgallery.com
2 High Street www.haylettsgallery.com
Maldon   01621 851669
Essex  CM9 5PJ
Jessica Muir Gallery Hall Street thejmgallery@hotmail.com
Long Melford   Suffolk www.facebook.com/TheJessicaMuirGallery
01787 310400
Sabel and Ox online gallery http://sableandox.co.uk/pam-schomberg-patchwork-ceramic-sculpture/
Society of Desighner Craftsmen Fellow www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk
Suffolk Craft Society Honary Member www.suffolkcraftsociety.org
London Potters Member www.londonpotters.com
Anglian Potters Society Selected Member www.anglianpotters.org.uk
Awards and Publications

2010    Book:                                                        The Artist in our Midst    pages 19 & 20    

2010   Crittall Windows:                                        commissioned to make cufflinks/earrings which were presented to all attendees at Crittall award ceremony

2009    Crittall Windows:                                       won Bursary and made a tea service based on Crittall history, which is now in archive collection at Braintree Museum

2000    Book:                                                         The Art of Hand built Ceramics by Susan Bruce pages 19/20

1994    Country Living Magazine:                          pages 52/53/54

1991   Anglia TV:                                                  ‘Moving Art’  on Anglia TV

1990   Educational Video by Michael Toll:             me working in studio

1985   Won Constance West Award:                     Licentiate Show SDC

                                                                  Plus many and various magazine and newspaper editorials



1985               Set up pottery studio. Full exhibition programme with work included in many exhibitions in GB and Europe

                       Occasional lectures, demonstrations and workshops delivered in both pottery and business ethics                                                 

1991               Launched Gallery Schomberg with a quarterly exhibition programme displaying and selling works by National crafts people                                               

                       Gallery awarded ‘Crafts Council Selected’ status in 1993

2006               Closed gallery and relocated pottery studio at Cuckoo Farm Studio where still based  



Art Education
Sept 78 – June 82 Sligo School of Art (Eire)

1yr. foundation

3yr. printmaking         dip. ad.

Sept 82 – June 85 Colchester Institute of Art

studio ceramics

ERAC  distinction


© Pam Schomberg