Andrew Cooke is an artist specializing in ceramics. Originally born in Australia, his parents returned to their native home of Ireland when Andrew was ten. Now based in Co Down, Northern Ireland, Andrew has his workshop in the Castlereagh hills outside Belfast.
His love of motorcycles began when he was a boy growing up in Australia and got his first bike, a Yamaha TY 80 when he was just seven. The hotrod bug bit him after being given a box of old hotrods. He now has his own 1950 full kustom Chevy.
After school Andrew went on to become a highly skilled car body repair specialist but developed crippling Arthritis in his wrists at the age of forty. Having to give up the work he loved he turned his attention to his passion for art and with a little help he applied for and finished a degree in fine and applied art (ceramics).
His workshop is actually based at an old stock car track his father ran in the 1970’s and he uses recycled waste sump oil to fire his home made furnace! In fact Andrew uses a lot of recycled materials in his work including wood from old Belfast bars and things he finds around the stock car track.
Andrew has a wide range of products, from ceramic helmet sculpture to ceramic bodied Diddley bows and Tiki mugs. Please check out his galleries. He also commissions work. If you would like to contact him please use the button on the navigation bar above.