John was born in 1946 and studied ceramics at Cheltenham College of Art.
His pots are all hand-thrown, and the focus has always been on pure form. John uses celadon, ochre and shino glazes, made from wood ash and clay, ingredients local to the studio. Decoration is kept to a minimum.
"I am excited most by the work of Bernard Leach, Hamada Shoji and the Eastern School of pottery. The strength of their pots lies, I feel, in their quietness."
"A newly built kiln has enabled me to start
John's work has been widely exhibited in leading
Galerie Besson, Contemporary Ceramics and the
Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Alpha House in Sherborne, Beaux
Arts, Bath Rufford Ceramics Centre in Nottingham, as well as other