A celebratory exhibition at the Guild at 51, Cheltenham.
‘Fifty years on and I am still enthusiastic about making pots for everyday use and am constantly inspired to make pots to put food on the table. The longer I make pots the more I see the possibilities in the clay I use and get even more excited when I discover new textures and colours from the same few basic materials that I work with.
Saltglaze stoneware is a beautiful medium for my type of work, yielding so much subtlety from the clay with all kinds of variation in surface texture, which truly enhance the food that goes on it.
Working as a country potter is all I have ever wanted to be and can hardly believe I have achieved my dream of making and supplying my customers whilst living in the wonderful surroundings of the Cotswolds.
As a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and a Life Member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen I have all the status I could wish for and in my next fifty years only have to strive to produce excellent well crafted pots that will add delight to someone else’s life!
Thank you to all the people who have supported me in this half century by buying the pots I have made, I fully intend to make many more in the years to come.
Bon Appetite!’ Toff