I first encountered clay when I was a small child, and whilst studying for my degree in industrial design and furniture design at Ravensbourne College of Art in London (1970-1973) was able to spend time in the ceramics department. On finishing college I helped set up a pottery in Scotland making thrown domestic stoneware. I opened my first studio in Kent in 1975, making mainly sculptural pieces. My current studio is in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

I make thrown and hand-built pieces in oxidised stoneware fired to 1280°C, using combinations of matt and semi-matt glazes and coloured clays, built up in layers prior to firing to create textural surfaces in a range of pastel shades and some stronger colours. Some surfaces are ground back to reveal the intricate patterns within the structure. Wax resist is used extensively to create patterns and to isolate the glaze layers during application. I also work in bronze and some stone, in addition to ceramics.

I have exhibited regularly in group exhibitions and one-man shows since 1975 in Britain and abroad.

2022 – Excess- themed group show at Schaller Gallery, USA

2022 – 36 vases exhibition.  Terra Gallery, Delft, Holland

2022 – One person show  Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London, UK

2022 – Colour, ceramic in all colours  Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen,  Holland

2020 – Featured in the book “Why do we need Art by Michael Rosen and Annmarie Young. Published by Wayland books.

2020 – One person show at Terra Gallery, Delft, Holland

2019 – The spirit of porcelain, 2019 Jingdezhen International Ceramic Biennale, China

2019 – One person show Contemporary Ceramics Gallery London
Winner of the sculpture prize at the Oldenburg Ceramic Fair, Germany

2018 – One person show at Gallery Life Seeding, Taipei, Taiwan

2017 – One person show at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Honorable mention GICB2017 International Ceramics competition, Korea
Sculpture in the Garden at Urchfont Manor UK

2014 – One person show at the Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour, UK

2014 – One person show at Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London, UK

2014 – Dual show at Galerie Du Don, France

2014 – Guest Artist in Residence at Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

2013 – Major one person exhibition at Rufford Craft Centre Gallery, Nottinghamshire, UK

2012 – Major bronze commission for private client

2012 – Guest International Artist in Residence at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

2011 – Major commission to produce ceramic pieces for the Gold Medal winning Monaco Garden, Chelsea Flower Show

2010 – Exhibition at Galerie Du Don, France

2009 – Guest Artist at International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary

2008 – Invited on teaching tour of South Africa

2008 – One person exhibition of ceramics and bronzes at Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai, India

2007 – Teaching at JJ School of Art, Mumbai, India

2007 – Major one person show of clay, metal and stone at Rufford Art Gallery, UK

2005 to 2006 – Continued to have regular one person and joint exhibitions internationally

2004 – Major Arts Council award for research

2004 -Exhibited bronze sculptures at the Royal Academy, London

2002 – Purchase Award, the 2002 International Orton Cone Box Show, USA

2002 – Winner of silver medal at XVIII International Biennial of Ceramic Art, Vallauris, France

2000 – Winner of the Pot d’Or at Keramisto, Holland

1999 – Elected member of the Academy of International Ceramics

1996 – Winner of the INAX Design Prize, INAX Corporation, Japan

1995 – Awarded funding by South East Arts for travel and research in Japan

1993 – Employed as consultant by the charity Project Ploughshare on a project to set up a pottery in in Ethiopia

1992 – Lecture and workshop tour of New Zealand and Australia supported by the British Council

1990 – Awarded travelling scholarship by South East Arts to study in Egypt
Awarded Award of Merit, Fletcher Challenge International Ceramics Competition, New Zealand

1989 – Elected to the Council of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain

1976 – Elected Fellow of Craft Potters Association of Great Britain

My work is featured in the following publications

Major article in New Ceramics Magazine by Will Farmer 2020

Major article in Ceramic Review 2016

New Ceramics Magazine, Article by Wolfgang Lösche, June 201

The New Ceramics  Throwing  by Richard Phethean, published by A&C Black, 2012

Contemporary British Studio Ceramics by Annie Carlano, published by Yale University Press, 2010

Slab Techniques by Ian Marsh and Jim Robison, published by A&C Black, 2010

The Art of Ceramic Decoration, published by Uitgever, 2009

500 Ceramic Sculptures published by Lark Books, 2009

BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine, Antiques of the Future article, April 2009

Klei Magazine.  Article in Issue 6, 2008

Ceramics Art and Perception, Article in Issue 71, 2008

Firing by David Jones, published by Crowood Press, 2007

The Shell, A World of Decoration and Ornament by Ingrid Thomas, published by Thames and Hudson, 2007

The Teapot Book by Steve Woodhead, published by A&C Black, 2005

Neue Keramik.  Article in Issue 3/04, 2004

Ceramic Review.  Article in Issue 203, 2003

Antiques Price Guide by Judith Miller, published Dorling Kindersley, 2003

The Potter’s Guide to Ceramic Surfaces by Jo Connell, published Quarto, 2002

Ceramics Mastering the Craft by Richard Zakin, published Krause Publications, 2001

The Art of Handbuilt Ceramics by Sue Bruce, published Crowood Press, 2000

Neue Keramik. Article in Issue 11, 1999

The Complete Practical Potter by Josie Warshaw, Annes Publishing, 1999

Hand Formed Ceramics by Richard Zakin, published by Chilton, 1995

Throwing Pots by Phil Rogers

Ceramics Monthly, article in November 1993

Ceramic Sculpture by Ian Gregory, published by A & C Black, 1993

Ceramic Review.  Article in Issue No 138, 1992

The Complete Potter – Glazes by Emmanuel Cooper, published by Batsford, 1992

Ceramics Art & Perception.  Article No 6, 1991

Ceramic Form by Peter Lane, published by Collins, 1988

Ceramic Review.   Article in Issue 109, 1988

Studio Ceramics by Peter Lane, published by Collins, 1983

Studio Porcelain by Peter Lane, published by Pitmans, 1980

Author of Resists and Masking Techniques in Ceramics for A&C Black. ISBN No 0-7136-3747-1


My work is held in many private and public collections including:

Keramion Museum, Germany

Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln, Germany

Ballantyne Collection, UK

Die Neue Samlung Museum, Munich, Germany

Burnley City Art Gallery, UK

Norwich Museum, UK

Stoke on Trent City Museum, UK

INAX Corporation collection, Japan

Museum for Moderne Keramik, Germany

Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesham, UK

Leamington Spa Museum, UK

Museum Ariana, Switzerland

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Museums, UK

Ichon World Ceramic Center, Kyonggi Province, Korea

International Ceramics Museum of Maroussi, Athens

University of Kansas, USA.

Hanhyanglim Gallery & Jay Collection, Republic of Korea

Museo Nacional de Ceramica Gonzalez Marti, Valencia, Spain

4th piece purchased in 2011 by Neue Samlung Museum, Munich

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, USA

Nottingham City Museum, UK

State Art Collection, The Republic of Ireland

Yingge Ceramic Museum, Yingge, Taiwan.


My work is represented on the Crafts Council index of selected members.       

My studio is open at any reasonable time, by appointment.

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