Pam Schomberg FSDC

Ceramics

About Pam
As a child Pam was fascinated by the ancient artefacts in the local museum and continues to find the craft of past cultures colours her style and influences the development of her work. She also spent time with her late father while he worked as a bespoke tailor (as did many generations before him) and this has led her to a sympathy with texture and pattern and a textile like way of building in clay. Having worked as a potter since 1985 at the age of 38, Pam is now situated at her studio - Cuckoo Farm Studios, a converted farm where there are 30 individual lock up studios of all disciplines.
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Each piece is individually hand built in porcelain, stoneware or chocware. Marks are made and patterns impressed 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 and on-glaze luster’s. Many are fired 3, 4 or sometimes 5 times.

Over the past 30 years Pam's 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.

Pam said '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...'

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2018

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


2017

Fulbrook House Gallery Great Eversden - Cambridgeshire 8th - 19th December

The Barnet Collection Barnet London - talk & demonstration 14th October all day

Woodbridge Library Woodbridge - in showcases ongoing

The Undercroft Norwich - Anglian Potters 7th - 24th April

Dolby Gallery Oundle - Northamptonshire 3rd - 25th February


2016

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


2015

Mall Gallleries Westminster London with SDC Dec 14th - 20th

Minories Gallery Colchester 28th August - 30th October

Ferini Gallery Lowestoft 2nd October - 1st Nov


2014

Hayletts Gallery Maldon solo with one painter September / October

The Cut Halesworth April - May


2013

Dolby Gallery Oundle - Northamptonshire 7th June - 7th July

Peter Peirs Galley Aldebough SCS 12th July – 26th August


2012

William Morris Gallery Walthamstow London 13th Oct – 3rd Feb 2013

Gallery 2 Ipswich Town Hall 2nd Nov – 4th Jan 2013

Peter Peirs Gallery Aldebough 8th July – 27th August

Snowshill Manor Snowshill with SDC 15th – 17th June

Mundsford Anglian Potters AGM - talk & demostration 20th May All day

Snape Maltings Concert hall reception 29th March – 1st May


2011

Parndon Mill Harlow ceramics show - 6 makers 30th June - 7th August

the Forum Norwich exhibition to compliment the publishing of the book The Artists in Our Midst August /Sept

Peter Peirs Gallery Aldebough SCS 16th July – 29th August

shop in Firstsite Colchester 25th Aug - 2014


2010

Town Hall Gallery one Ipswich Suffolk 6th Nov - 6th Jan 2011

Hayletts Gallery Maldon In conversation with Wendy Bailey 24th September.

Hayletts Gallery Maldon Essex - solo + painter 10th September - 9th Oct

Cuckoo Farm Colchester - Outside - collaborative sculptural piece made together with Tony Wills August/Sept

Crittall Windows Awards Ceremony for Queens Award for Enterprice commissioned to make Boxed Cufflink/earing (approx 100+) based on Crittall Logo, given to every guest attending Awards Ceremony

Danmarks Keramik Museum Middelfart Denmark

Braintree new Hospital Braintree


2009

Westerwald Prize 2009 Kerakmik Museum Germany 21st March - 6th June

‘Crittall’ Prize Bursary Braintree Museum Essex 10th Sept - 9th October

Zellie Porcelain Gallery Marliabone London August

The Mall Galleries Westminster London April 14th - September

Grapevine Gallery Norwich Norfolk - Anglian Potters 28th Aug - 10th Jan 2010

Pierce Gallery Aldbourgh - Suffolk Craft Society 10th July - 1st August


2008

Alexander Gallery Brighton both Spring and Christmas Exhibitions

Holt-Russell Gallery Baldwin City, Kansas USA Colne Box competition

Zepter Italy - touring show Cookie Jar competition

Mino Japan competition stage 2

AGM SDC London NCVO talk on the ethics of selling

Benham solo Cuckoo Farm Colchester one man show

Hintlesham Hall Hintlesham the reviewers choice

SDC Gallery Rivington Street SDC 120 year anniversary

The Ballroom Orwell Park School Cobbold & Judd fine art

Gallery 2 Ipswich Town Hall Christmas Show

Angela Mellor Gallery Ely Cambridgeshire Christmas Show

Alpha House Gallery Sherborne, Dorset Christmas Show


2007

Cecelia Coleman Gallery St John’s Wood window exhibition

Koblenz Germany Cup, Plate and Bowl competition

The Tower Walton on the Naze Cuckoo Farm exhibition

Zepter Italy touring show Lidded Container compt.


2004

Mall Galleries Pall Mall SDC show

Liberties Regent Street London large collection purchased


2002

Peterbough Museum Peterbough

Black Swan Arts Devon


2001

The Burton Gallery Bideford Devon - East comes West


2000

Mall Galleries SDC exhibition

All Saints Church Cambridge - West comes East

Lindsell Art Gallery Dunmow


1999

Gallery on the Green Barns

Kreishaus, Wetzlar GERMANY - Colchester artists exchange


1997

Bibliotheque Munincipale Avignon FRANCE


1996

various galleries William Morris touring with SDC (6 venues)

CAA Cambridge - exhibition & gave demo


1995

Pensthorpe Fakenham - Countryside in clay

Magpie Gallery Uppingham - Rutland

The New Mill Gallery Norwich


1994

Mall Galleries London Pall Mall

Barbican Centre (level 5) London


1993

Mall Galleries London W1 with S.D.C.

Peckover House Witstable Norfolk - Solo show


1992

Colchester castle Workshop Broaches with children

Aberystwyth arts centre Aberystwyth Arts Centre - Jewellery show

C.C.A. Galleries Cambridge - Autumn show

C.C.A. Galleries Cambridge - Christmas show


1991

Castle Museum Norwich Looking East and International Exchange

Christchurch Mansions Ipswich Suffolk

Handwerskakammer Koblenz and Mainz GERMANY

Particular Potter Kenninghall - Norfolk

Hugo Barclay Brighton

Barbican Centre (level 5) London

Holmes & Gough Norwich

Aberystwyth arts centre Aberystwyth Wales - jewellery & pots purchased

Education Institute London - Bloomsberry (The Dixon Gallery)

Chelmsford Library clay from Romans to present day - touring show

Ludwigsberg Ludwigsberg GERMANY

Picardie Picardie FRANCE

Cambridge Contemporary Art Cambridge - plus demo in gallery at PV


1990

Holly House Gallery Tynemouth - Spangles (Jewellery)

The New Elvet Gallery Durham - Spangles (Jewellery)

C.P.A. London W1 - Clayworks

Au Centre D'Expsitions La Borne FRANCE - Peterbough Exchange

Maison de la Culture Bourges FRANCE

Peterbough Exchange Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery

Knapp Gallery London Regents Park with London Potters

Contact Gallery Norwich

Saffron Walden Museum Saffron Walden

Christies London - The art of giving (auction)

Primavera Gallery Cambridge

Ombersley Gallery Ombersley Worcestershire

Trading Places Ware Herts

Morley Gallery London SE1

Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh - On a small scale


1989

Peterborough On the surface - touring show

The Minories Colchester

Thameside Complex Grays Theatre

Luton Museum & Art Gallery Luton

Cecilia Coleman Gallery London St. Johns Wood

Bury St Edmunds Galley Bury St Edmunds

Playhouse Gallery Harlow Essex

Blackheath Gallery London B.H. - Solo potter with painters

Ipswich Museum Ipswich Suffolk - Clay today

Harlow Playhouse Harlow Essex - 4 potters

C.P.A. shop London W1 - Small is beautiful

Amalgam Barnes London - Hand built ceramics

The Wells Centre Wells-next-the-sea

Centre Crafts Coventry - Autumn exhibition

Ombersley Gallery Ombersley Worcesters

Cecelia Coleman Gallery Spiro Institute

Courtyard Gallery Cheltenham


1988

The Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh solo with painter Edward Summerton

Hugo Barclay Brighton - Summer show

The Minories Gallery Colchester - Will it hold water

Moyse's Hall Museum Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk - Making Links

The Crypt St Paul's Cathedral London - S.D.C. show

Museum of East Anglia Stowmarket - E.A.P.A.

Gainsburough House Sudbury Suffolk - Crafts Upstairs

The Leys School the Rugg Centre Cambridge

Ashdown Gallery Uckfield Sussex - Christmas Collections

Bohun Gallery Henley-on-Thames - Small show


1987

Blackheath Gallery London - New Year show and Summer show

Laurimore Gallery Boxford Suffolk - Jewellery

Ceramic 7 Gallery London Greenwich - Jewellery

Manningtree Gallery Solo show


1986

Long Street Gallery Tetbury Glostershire - Ceramics by 4 potters

Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh

Cecelia Coleman Gallery London St. Johns Wood

Jewellery show and a Lidded containers exhbition

Craftsmen Potters Shop London W1 -Jewellery show


1985

Morley Gallery London L.S.D.C. Distinction show

won 'Constance West Award' best ceramics exhibitor

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