TeachingI have been making pots professionally since 1971.

My constant preoccupation has been with throwing and the endless variations, possibilities and pleasure to be had from manipulating wet clay both on and off the potters’ wheel – combined of course with the alchemy of fire.

Since 1986 I have made salt-glazed high-fired stoneware. My work is influenced by traditional pots both Oriental and European and by the twists and spirals found in nature and that spontaneously occur when my hand passes over wet clay.

I exhibit regularly in the U.K. and abroad and also teach intensive pottery courses to small groups in my studio ( www.potterycourses.net).

Having been initially self-taught, and having made and taught pottery for 15 years, I belatedly took a degree course in Ceramics and Glass at Middlesex University as a mature student and graduated in 1989.

I have always enjoyed teaching and my residential Summer Workshops are currently enjoying their 43rd year.

I am a founder member and an early Chairman of the Anglian Potters and a Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association. I am also a member of the Suffolk Craft Society.

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