Rupert Merton
Overview / Portfolio

Rupert Merton is a potter based in South West London.  Having studied pottery at school, Rupert did an apprenticeship at the Tingewick Pottery in Buckinghamshire, before his degree in History of Art from Cambridge. He then embarked on a 12 year career in the music industry as an independent music publisher and manager, working with musicians such as The Thompson Twins and Underworld, before happily returning to his roots and passion - sculpting in clay and making pots.

He is now a full-time potter working mainly in stoneware and porcelain fired in an electric kiln. Working on the wheel and then altering shapes after throwing, his work occupies ‘a space in my mind somewhere between painting and music – they explore rhythm, repetition and colour.’

In this latest series of wall installations called his Pothecaries, Rupert explores ‘the infinite possibilities of bottle forms. Each bottle is unique yet they all share a basic form. I arrange them in patterns and rhythms which produce the aesthetic effect I am looking for.’

‘Nearly all our knowledge of prehistoric civilizations comes from the indestructible nature of pottery remains. If people still exist in 2000 years time I love the idea they may come across fragments of my work and wonder what on earth it was about. No other art or craft is likely to survive to tell such a story.’

Rupert Merton is currently showing a collection of his Pots, Pothecarys and Teashells at the Pots & Printmakers exhibition at Lorfords, 9 Langton St, SW10 until Friday 27th April. 

Portfolio
Open Forms
Open Forms
Rupert Merton
Teashells
45 x 65 x 13cm
£2750
Korei
Korei
Rupert Merton
Porcelain Bottles
£3500
Teashells
Teashells
Rupert Merton
28 x 42cm
£995
Vase
Vase
Rupert Merton
52 x 10 x 15cm
£1250
Lamp Bases - Pair
Lamp Bases - Pair
Rupert Merton
35 x 25 x 11cm
£950 each
Lamp Base at Lorfords
Lamp Base at Lorfords
Rupert Merton
Lamp Base Glaze (Detail)
Lamp Base Glaze (Detail)
Rupert Merton
Bowl
Bowl
Rupert Merton
43cm wide x 10cm high
£395
Bowl from Above
Bowl from Above
Rupert Merton
43cm wide x 10cm high
£395
Slip Pot
Slip Pot
Rupert Merton
28 x 21 x 16cm
£500
Slip Pot
Slip Pot
Rupert Merton
28 x 21 x 16cm
£500
Bottles
Bottles
Rupert Merton
White & Green Bottles
White 18 x 9 x 16cm Green 23 x 11 x 4cm
White £195 Green £250
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