School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

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Display artist/maker:

Alfred George Hopkins

Born: 1884, Lambeth, London   Died: 1940, Broadstairs, Kent   Active: 1910-1936

Ceramicist. With his brother and fellow ceramacist Henry, The Hopkins Brothers were the third generation of a family of potters and the son of Alfred Hopkins (born c.1865 in Lambeth), a potter and pottery foreman at the Doulton Factory. Alfred worked for Doulton's in Lambeth, until 1915, after which he taught at Camberwell School of Art, 1915-40. From 1916 he and his brother, Henry 'Harry' Hopkins, ran their own studio in Lambeth Road making art pottery plates and vases with underglaze decoration of birds, flowers, inscriptions and even, during the First World War, a topical design with a battleship. During the 1920s, working in stoneware and porcelain, they turned to a more experimental approach with coloured and lustrous glaze effects, particularly salt-glaze. They also modelled animals and figures, marketed ceramic materials and machinery and fired the work of other potters.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

['Japanese' bowl] C63 Ceramics

Adam and Eve vase C2105 Ceramics

[Ashtray] C58 Ceramics

[Beech mast pot] C52 Ceramics

[Bottle] C44 Ceramics

[Bowl] C68 Ceramics

[Bulb pot] C65 Ceramics

[Egg] C2104 Ceramics

[Figure of a hare] C445 Ceramics

[Gourd pot] C67 Ceramics

[Pintray] C57 Ceramics

[Pot] C46 Ceramics

[Pot] C64 Ceramics

[Pot] C66 Ceramics

[Pot] C73 Ceramics

[Small bowl] C50 Ceramics

[Small bowl] C55 Ceramics

[Small bowl] C56 Ceramics

[Small bowl] C59 Ceramics

[Small bowl] C60 Ceramics

[Small bowl] C61 Ceramics

[Small bowl] C74 Ceramics

[Small pot] C49 Ceramics

[Small vase] C75 Ceramics

[Vase] C43 Ceramics

[Vase] C45 Ceramics

[Vase] C47 Ceramics

[Vase] C48 Ceramics

[Vase] C51 Ceramics

[Vase] C53 Ceramics

[Vase] C54 Ceramics

[Vase] C62 Ceramics

[Vase] C69 Ceramics

[Vase] C70 Ceramics

[Vase] C71 Ceramics

[Vase] C72 Ceramics

[Vase] C76 Ceramics

[Vase] C77 Ceramics