Mick’s Profile

I was enrolled at what was then called Farnham Art School aged 13. I stayed at Farnham for 7 years the last 2 specialising in ceramics under Paul Barron, Henry Hammond and my tutor Ron Hackney.

I left Farnham in 1966 to start my career as a potter.
My first job was with Chris Harris 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. At Kate Weaver’s studio I worked with Bill Jones an ex Pool Pottery thrower who re trained me in production throwing.
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.

I make a range of traditional domestic stoneware. A lot of our glaze recipes date back to Art school which I have enjoyed developing over the years.

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