about

My interest in making pots started when I was living in Japan in the 1970s.
I loved Japanese food and the way that the colours and textures of pots were chosen to complement the food and the season. I explored many of the pottery-making areas of Japan and wrote The Japanese Pottery Handbook (Kodansha 1979).

After training at Dartington Pottery, I set up my own workshop in Devon, moving to my present workshop in Moretonhampstead in 1994.

I have always loved the warmth of red earthenware clay and the decorative possibilities of working with coloured slips. I enjoy cooking and making pots which enhance the pleasures of cooking and eating. I also make planters and tiles.

I undertake commissions to design tiles for kitchens and bathrooms. Other commissions include commemorative pieces, often working in collaboration with a calligrapher.

I am a member of the Craft Potters Association and the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. As well as selling from my own showroom, I exhibit widely in the UK and abroad.

I now have a Facebook page and you can follow me on Twitter to keep you up to date with all my latest news.