I began my
career with clay in 1971 as a trainee thrower at Kingwood
Pottery in Hampshire, England, where I was taught by a mix
of art school graduates and old time plant pot makers. At
this time I also attended part of the ceramics course at
Farnham Art School, which was run by Paul Barron, and a
onetime pupil of Bernard Leach;Henry Hammond . Here I gained
a wider view of the world of clay.
My present workshop was established
in 1982, and for ten years I made terracotta garden pots
and slip decorated earthenware. I also built my large wood-fired
After a year spent working in New
Zealand in the early nineties, I returned to England,
and continued potting with more emphasis on glazed
slipware, and more recently soda glazed stoneware, which
now constitutes the major part of my production.
My work is a continuing
exploration of the potential of wood-fired ceramics, with
the aesthetic and technical challenges of the medium creating
a constant evolution of style and making practice.
Current work consists
of wheel thrown or slab built oneoff vessels, large jars,
plant pots for interiors, and functional pots.
I have exhibited widely in the UK
and in France, and examples of my work can be found
in private and public collections including the Fitzwilliam