I left Farnham Art School in 1966 to start my career as a potter.
My first job was in the Cotswolds making traditional slipware. I then did a bit of teaching, had a studio on the end of Eastbourne pier, and worked for Kate Weaver in South Croydon. In 1970 I started work for Grayshott Pottery who were just changing from earthenware to stoneware. I was employed to design and make a new range of thrown stoneware. I stayed at Grayshott until I set up Bartley Heath Pottery with my wife Lesley in 1974.
Since setting up our own pottery I have also done part time work as a thrower for Farnham Pottery, West Meon Pottery, and from 1986 – 2015 for Grayshott Pottery making my own thrown and decorated range for their shop.
I now only work at home making a standard range of fairly traditional domestic stoneware, some commemorative ware and one off painted pots. A lot of our glaze recipes date back to Art school but I am at the moment enjoying playing with some new glazes and slips.
Address: Bartley Heath Pottery, North Warnborough, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1HD
Work Telephone Number: 01256 702 163
Home Telephone Number: 01256 702 163
Mobile Telephone Number: 07753 731 582
Services: Commissions accepted. Demonstrations during Hampshire Open Studios.