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John Ward (b.1938)

Globular Pot, coil-built stoneware, c.2000, Ht 26cm

Globular Pot, coil-built stoneware, c.2000, Ht 26cm

John Ward studied at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. Now one of the best known of British contemporary potters, he established a studio in London in 1970 and moved to Wales in 1979. He applies glazes and slips to the surfaces of his hand-built pots, creating a dynamic pattern which emphasises the geometric form – in his own words ‘Form above all, but expressed through light and colour’. The main influences on his work are the pre-glaze pottery of ancient China and Egypt, early Cypriot pottery and early Persian bowls.  He also acknowledges the influence of his tutors, who included Ian Godfrey and Lucie Rie. His work is represented in many public collections,

Gift from Nicholas and Judith Goodison’s Charitable Settlement, November 2015  

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