Jelfs John

Born 1946

Brief description of work

Mainly one-off stoneware work in traditional shino, celadon and ash glazes.  

Training and experience

Trained at Cheltenham College of Art and Design, after previous career as a marine engineering officer.

Worked for Russell Collins for six months then set up pottery in 1973.
I feel I am mainly self taught.

Artist’s statement

The Cotswold Pottery is situated in a busy tourist area. It is a challenge therefore to present visitors with top quality ceramics. I am most interested in simply glazed, strongly formed work. My inspiration is the work of the east and I owe a lot to Leach, Hamada and the peasant pottery of Korea.