Born in Worcestershire, England.

Having first discovered clay and the potters wheel at school, aged eleven, it was

this early introduction that triggered my ambition to become a potter.

 

I have been potting full-time since leaving school at sixteen. After serving

an apprenticeship as a production thrower at the Guernsey Pottery, Channel Islands, I returned to Worcestershire in 1987 and set up my first professional studio.

 

From 1996 to 1999 I was based for much of my time exhibiting, teaching

and kiln building in Kuwait, Middle East. It was here that I fronted a pioneering venture sponsored by the British Council, The British School of Kuwait and British

Studio Arts, with the aim of establishing an ‘East meets West’ link with Kuwaiti potters’.

 

In 2004 I moved to Normandy, France with my wife and young family, establishing a new studio where I worked from until 2012. We have now returned to the UK, living and working in rural Herefordshire.

The majority of my work is thrown on the potters wheel. I use both stoneware and porcelain clay bodies and work on all scales, from espresso cups to garden urns. My pots are decorated with traditional high-fired Far Eastern glazes including chun, tenmoku, celadon and copper red, reduction fired in a gas kiln to 1280/1300 C.

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