I have been potting for over 40 years in the
European tradition. My
experience from designing and making pots for companies like Harrods, Habitat
and Debenhams taught me to think about a pot’s end use but also how it feels in the hand when you use it.
My pots are earthenware using Reactive
Glazes that I have developed over the years
For me, sitting at the potter's wheel is
one of the most fantastic things you can do with your day, second only to
opening a glaze kiln, not knowing if you are about to uncover your perfect pot.
He is an established Suffolk-based sculptor,
digital collagist and printmaker.
Fascinated and moved by histories and
traditions everywhere, and active in their defence, he shows his works inspired
by this across the world – often in Japan which is a major influence.
Through the organisation Prism Print
International, which he co-founded and directs, he works to promote cultural
exchange and deepen understanding through the art of printmaking worldwide.
Websites: www.john-read.co.uk and www.prismprintinternational.com