How I became, what I am: a passionated potter
Learning from famous potters
My love of Pottery developed in the early 70s. I was an avid collector of fine English Pottery. The process of creating these pots fascinated me greatly. Finally, after retiring I was able to explore clay, glazes, forms and different firing methods. This I did by attending courses with well-known potters in England and Germany. Some of my teachers were Jim Robison, Deborah Baynes, Lisa Hammonds, Nic Collins Roger Phillips to mention just a few. I also gained my City and Guild certificate, level 2 and 3, for Art and Design at Brickhouse attached to Braintree College.
Gaining expirience with salt an soda glazing
Through my teachers I became aware of different techniques for making and glazing. I also came to know and appreciate the different firing methods, and their effect on the glazes of the finished pots. I also had the opportunity to work with a local Potter whose expertise was salt and soda glazing. I shared her studio for 4 years and became an expert also in that form of glazing.
Specializing in Stoneware and Porcelain.
However, I have maintained my interest of all form of glazing, which shows itself in the varied styles and glazes of my work. I specialise in functional ware thrown in stoneware and porcelain. I experiment with slips, oxides and non commercial glazes.
Staying in touch with great potters & artists
I am a member of the Anglian Potters, an associate member of the Craft Potters Association, a founder member of the Chelmer Valley Potters and a member of the Essex Craftsmen.
Exihibiting and selling in Europa
My work has been sold in England, Germany and Italy, and is widely exhibited in Galleries and shows in this Country.