About Pam

As a child I was fascinated by the ancient artifacts in our local museum and continue to find the craft of past cultures colours my style and influences the development of my work.

I also spent time with my late father while he worked as a bespoke tailor (as did many generations before him) and this has led me to a sympathy with texture and pattern and a textile like way of building in clay.

I have worked as a potter since leaving art school in 1985 at the age of 38.

There have been obstacles, like running a successful Crafts Council approved Gallery above my studio for 15 years, but I have always obstinately carried on making and in 2006 closed the gallery to concentrate on my work from my studio at Cuckoo Farm Studios.

Each piece is individually hand built in porcelain, stoneware, or a combination of both. I make marks and impress pattern into rolled out slabs of clay, with made or found tools, the pot is then built with sections from these slabs and fired. Colour is included at all stages, with the use of oxides, slips, glazes (dolomite or barium) and precious on-glaze luster’s. Many are fired 3, 4 or sometimes 5 times.

Over the past 30 years my work has been included in many exhibitions throughout GB and abroad; a collection bought by Liberty’s, London: exhibitions in Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh: Cecelia Coleman Gallery, St. Johns Wood: The Crypt-St Paul’s, the Barbican and shown in France, Germany and the USA, with a large collection of ‘coffee and tea sets’ ordered for Saudi Arabia.

C.V.

Exhibitions
2016

William Morris Museum

Art in Clay

workshop

Sutton Hoo

Ipswich Museum

Really Very Nice

Walthamstow,WMG tea room London

Hatfield

for Anglia Potters summer camp

Cræftiga

Fox on Box

traveling shows – 10 venues

2015

Mall Galleries

Minories Gallery

Ferini Gallery

 

London W1: S.D.C.

Colchester      August – October

Lowestoft       October – November

2014

Hayletts Gallery

Concert Hall reception

Peter Pears Gallery

The Cut

Horseracing Museum

Maldon Essex, one man + painter

Snape Maltings

Aldeburgh

Halesworth

Newmarket

2013

Dolby Gallery

Peter Pears Galler

Cambridgeshire

Aldeburgh

2012

William Morris Gallery

Gallery 2

SDC

Mundsford

Concert Hall reception

Walthamstow, London

Ipswich Town Hall

Snowshill Manor

Anglian Potters AGM  talk & demo

Snape Maltings

2009

Parndon Mill

Peter Pears Gallery

firstsite shop area

Harlow, 5 potters

Aldeburgh

Colchester

2010

Crittall Windows

DANMARKS KERAMIKMUSEUM

Hayletts Gallery

Braintree new Hospital

175 earings/cufflinks

Middelfart   Denmark

Maldon Essex, one man + painter

Braintree

Awards and Publications

Green Pebble Magazine    pages

The Artist in our Midst    glossy publication pages 19 & 20     2010

Crittall Windows    made cufflinks/earings to be presented at their awards ceremony

Crittall Windows         Bursery, 2009 make piece for archive collection in Braintree Museum

Constance West Award

Educational Video made by Michael Toll 1990

Anglia TV, 19th Sept – Moving Art – 1991

Country Living Magazine, June 1994 – pages 52/53/54

Anglian Daily Times June 22 1994 – page 8

ArtEast Magazine, September 1994 – pages 8/9

East Anglian Daily Times, June 2 2001 – pages 26/27

featured in The Art of Handbuilt Ceramics by Susan Bruce – pages 19/20

artseast Magazine, November 2004 – pages 13/14/15

Essex County Standard, December 2nd 2005

Societies

Society of Designer Craftsmen:    Fellow

Anglian Potters:    Selected Member

Suffolk Crafts:    Full Member

Practice

 

Jul-85

Set up studio in Colchester as full time potter

Full exhibition programme with work included in many exhibitions in GB & Europe

Lectures, demonstrations, and workshops delivered in  both pottery and business methods

Jun 91 – Feb 06

Launched the Pam Schomberg Gallery – Colchester, (later Gallery Schomberg)

With a quarterly exhibition programme displaying & selling works by

National crafts people, and later also craft workers in Europe.

Gallery awarded ‘Crafts Council Selected’ status in 1993

Member of ICGA

Sep-06 to date Working full time from relocated pottery at Cuckoo Farm Studios
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

Press

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