Doug Cocker RSA comes from a long line of farmers and blacksmiths. His work speaks of the history of the rural Perthshire landscape he grew up in. It is unsurprising that nature takes centre stage in his work. His material is mainly wood, in many shapes and forms. He builds his pieces with exact precision developing and forming movement from static material.


Born in Perthshire, Doug Cocker RSA studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (1963-68), and went on to lecture in sculpture at Nene College, Northampton, followed by posts at the University of Edinburgh; Glasgow School of Art; Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen; and Duncan of Jordanstone.