My first interest in pottery probably stems from my mother dragging my sister and me around potteries in Cornwall on wet summer’s days: She bought a lot of pots which were used to destruction by us, mostly made by Scott Marshall at The Boscean Pottery near St. Just.
I suppose at some point I thought I’d have a go just for fun: I realised straight away that I only wanted to do this and I set about getting a start in a pottery somewhere.
Eventually Seth and Ara Cardew took me on at their Wenford Bridge Pottery in Cornwall where I lived and worked for a year making wood-
After Wenford I went to work at Muchelney Pottery in Somerset with John Leach and Nick Rees, where I stayed for almost three years (1996-
I built my own kiln in 2000 in Upton, Somerset and have been firing it ever since. I make wood fired stoneware in a two chamber-