David Wright – Henley on Thames
David became interested in pottery at school in 1973 aged 14. He was taught by a studio potter and acquaintance of both Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada,Poh Chap Yeap and obtained an ‘A’ level in Ceramics (Cambridge Exam Board). Having become reasonably proficient he helped finance his university activities by making pots for friends and colleagues from a tiny shed at his parent’s house.
That came to an abrupt halt when he started work as a junior doctor. In the next many decades, he made pottery when possible going to evening classes and working on occasion with other potters.
As retirement approached in 2016, he established a pottery in the garden shed. Almost all of his pots are thrown and functional. New ideas are created and then evolved; his first degree was in physics so combining engineering into designs was an obvious progression adding precision not usual in studio pottery which adds an extra dimension.
David provides products to several local shops and cafés, he teaches and has a range of work on display at Keeeps in Marlow.