Potfest – Hutton-in-the-Forest

26th – 28th July 2024

All with very distinctive, individual styles. Set in the magnificent backdrop of Hutton-in-the-Forest on the edge of the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Potfest in the Park takes place under large marquees on parkland in front of this magnificent country house. 

Visit Potfest in the Park

Browse and Darby Art Gallery

January 2025

Browse & Darby, 19 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LP

Browse and Darby

The contrast of Chelsea Art School and Mashiko Japan could not have been more different. I left Chelsea Art School in 1983 and lived for 2 years in Mashiko from 1985 where I worked for a year in the workshop of Tatsuzo Shimaoka; a National Treasure of Japan.

It opened up a vast wealth of pottery technique and interpretations of clay, I have returned four times to Japan and still draw on my experiences there. I was curious to learn the technique of Zogan the inlay of slip on clay and rope decoration on the surface of clay which is the main reason why I went to study under Tatsuzo Shimaoka. I love the surface texture created by this method and the use of different types of wood ash glaze to bring out the rope pattern’s.

On return to England I settled in the Lake District and started producing my own work which is now exhibited widely throughout the country

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