Rupert Merton is a potter working from his studios in South West London and Catalonia in Spain.
Having studied pottery at school, Rupert did an apprenticeship at the Tingewick Pottery in Buckinghamshire, before his degree in History of Art from Cambridge.
Rupert 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 either in an electric kiln or lately using the more immediate Raku firing process.
Rupert Merton has shown regularly with GrandyArt since 2010 and exhibited internationally with Sladmore Contemporary at Masterpiece in London and Collect at the Saatchi Gallery, Art Miami, Knebworth and Woburn Park.
‘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 & EMILY CROOKSHANK
RHYMING FORMS: A COLLABORATION EXHIBITION CATALOGUE