"My hand thrown forms are firmly rooted in ‘The Leach Tradition’ and show Japanese influences"
I moved to Cornwall in 1975 together with my wife Jackie, a weaver. By 1979, I had completed a four year ceramics course in Studio Pottery at Cornwall College, where I was taught by part time lecturer, William (Bill) Marshall.
In July 1979 I was invited by Janet Leach to join the production team at The Leach Pottery in St Ives and was the last student to be trained there.
Early in 1981, Jackie and I were invited by Sir John and Lady Vyvyan to set up our workshops on the Trelowarren Estate, where we worked for 25 years.
Since 2005 we have worked from our studios overlooking the sea towards the Lizard Peninsula at Penhale Jakes in Ashton, near Helston, in the far South West of England.
I continue to make a range of useful oven to table, kitchenware and produce new collections of work for Exhibition, using a local Stoneware clay. My hand thrown forms are firmly rooted in ‘The Leach Tradition’ and show Japanese influences. I use Celadon glazes with oxides to give surface colour and a black to rust Tenmoku fired in a 27 cubic foot kiln with propane gas to 1300’C.
We sell direct to the public from our showroom as well as through Exhibitions and Shows. Visitors to the workshop are always welcome. See our website for details.