I trained and worked as a Design Engineer for many years. I started making pots in 1965. Left engineering to train as a teacher at Neville's Cross College, Durham. Taught art and pottery at a comprehensive school in Gateshead. Left full time teaching to work as a self employed potter in my own studio workshop at Washington Art Centre for 20 years. I was a founder member of the Northern Potters Association, it is their 40th anniversary this year 2017. Now work from my home studio making one off pots for galleries and craft shops.
I'm now in my eighties and have slowed production a bit but still working from my home workshop and supplying a few galleries and shops.
Sunderland Art Gallery and Library. One man painting Show
1976 Northern Potters Exhibition, Shipley Art gallery, Gateshead.
1980 Washington Art Gallery, One Man Show, Pottery
1986 Northern Potters Ass. Marie Jordan Gallery, Wakefield
1987 Goldborogh Gallery, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, NPA Exhibition
1988 Grosmont Gallery, Yorkshire, Pottery
1990 The Chelsea Art & Craft Fair, London
2009 Pots in the Pens , International Ceramics Fair Penrith, Cumbria
2010 Pots in the Pens Ceramics Fair, Cumbria.
2011 Earth and Fire 2011, Rufford Park, Nottingham
2012 Northern Clay, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
2014 Water Street Gallery, Todmorton
2014 Durham Cathedral, NPA pottery Exh.
2015 Water St. Gallery. Todmordon
2015 Oriental Museum, Durham.NE, NPA pottery
2016 Makers Fair, Saltaire Festival, Saltaire. Yorks
2017 Summer Show and Winter Show, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
2017 Sunderland Glass Centre ,Craft Fairs.
2017 Leeds Design centre and Craft Shop,display
2017-2020 The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne
2018 Blandscliffe Gallery, Scarborough
2020 the Pineapple Gallery, Bishop Auckland. Co. Durham