Curriculum Vitae

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 shiny, matt and semi-matt glazes, built up in layers prior to firing to create textural surfaces in a range of pastel shades and some stronger colours. Wax resist is used extensively to create patterns and to isolate the glaze layers during application. I have recently diversified into working with bronze, cast iron and stone, in addition to ceramics.

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


Elected member of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain
Elected to the Council of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain
Awarded traveling scholarship by South East Arts to study in Egypt
Awarded Award of Merit, Fletcher Challenge International Ceramics Competition, New Zealand
Lecture and workshop tour of New Zealand and Australia supported by the British Council
Employed as consultant by the charity Project Ploughshare on a project to set up a pottery in Ethiopia
Awarded funding by South East Arts for travel and research in Japan
Winner of the INAX Design Prize, INAX Corporation, Japan
Winner of the Pot d'Or at Keramisto, Holland
Elected member of the Academy of International Ceramics
Purchase Award, the 2002 International Orton Cone Box Show, USA
Winner of silver medal at XV111 International Biennial of Ceramic Art, Vallauris, France
Major Arts Council award for research
Exhibited bronze sculptures at the Royal Academy, London
Continued to have regular one-man and joint exhibitions internationally
Teaching at JJ School of Art, Mumbai, India
Major one-man show of clay, metal and stone at Rufford Art Gallery, UK
Invited on teaching tour of South Africa
One-man exhibition of ceramics and bronzes at Cymroza Gallery, Mumbai
Guest Artist at International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary
Galerie Du Don, France
Major commission to produce ceramic pieces for the Gold Medal winning Monaco Garden, Chelsea Flower Show
Major bronze commission for private client
Guest International Artist in Residence at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia USA
Major solo exhibition at Rufford Craft Gallery Nottinghamshire UK


Work is featured in:
1980 Studio Porcelain by Peter Lane, published by Pitmans,
1983 Studio Ceramics by Peter Lane, published by Collins,
1988 Ceramic Review. Article in Issue 109
1988 Ceramic Form by Peter Lane, published by Collins
1991 Ceramics Art & Perception. Article No 6
1992 The Complete Potter - Glazes by Emmanuel Cooper published by Batsford
1992 Ceramic Review. Article in Issue No 138
1993 Ceramic Sculpture by Ian Gregory, published by A & C Black
1993 Ceramics Monthly, article in November
1995 Throwing pots by Phil Rogers
1995 Hand formed Ceramics by Richard Zakin, published by Chilton

Author of "Resists and Masking Techniques in Ceramics" for A&C Black.

1999 The Complete Practical Potter by Josie Warshaw, Annes Publishing
1999 Neue Keramik. Article in Issue 11
2000 The Art of Handbuilt Ceramics by Sue Bruce, published Crowood press
2001 Ceramics Mastering the Craft by Richard Zakin, published Krause Publications
2002 The Potters Guide to Ceramic Surfaces by Jo Connell, published Quarto
2003 Antiques Price Guide by Judith Miller published Dorling Kindersley
2003 Ceramic Review. Article in issue 203
2004 Neue Keramik. Article in issue 3/04
2005 The Teapot Book by Steve Woodhead published by A&C Black
2007 The Shell, A World of Decoration and Ornament by Ingrid Thomas published by Thames and Hudson
2007 Firing by David Jones published by Crowood Press
2008 Ceramics Art and Perception, Article in issue 71
2008 Klei Magazine. Article in issue 6
2009 BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine, Antiques of the Future article April
2009 500 Ceramic Sculptures published by Lark Books
2009 The Art of Ceramic Decoration published by Uitgever
2010 Slab Techniques by Ian Marsh and Jim Robison published by A&C Black
2010 Contemporary British Studio Ceramics by Annie Carlano published by Yale University Press
2012 New Ceramics - Throwing by Richard Phethean published by A&C Black
2010 Contemporary British Studio Ceramics by Annie Carlano published by Yale University Press
2010 Contemporary British Studio Ceramics by Annie Carlano published by Yale University Press


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
Leamington Spa Museum
Museum Ariana, Switzerland
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear Museums
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
My work represented on the Crafts Council index of selected members
Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK
My studio is open at any reasonable time, by appointment