Swanson Peter

Stoneware pottery for the table or oven

Peter began working in potteries from 1967 in between travelling to various parts of the world and absorbing different cultures.

In 1974 he came to Cornwall to help his family move to St Ives and settled in the county himself.

Self-taught, he established his own pottery in 1976, working in earthenware. Over the years his method of working has further evolved. He now works in reduction-fired stoneware and porcelain, specialising in specific varieties of individual ash-glazed celadons. These are gas fired in his own 36 cubic feet kiln, which he built himself.

Producing domestic and individual pieces, Peter’s work is sold mainly in the West Country, through chosen outlets.