David Lloyd-Jones | Small Glazed Bottle

Artist: David Lloyd-Jones

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David Lloyd-Jones (1928-1994)

Small bottle neck stoneware vases with oxidised glased.  Impressed makers seal. c. 1980

Lloyd-Jones first encountered pottery in small village workshops in India while in the army in the late 1940s. Highly affected by this experience he went on to study at Guildford School of Art under Helen Pincombe (1951-1952). He began making pots himself at the age of thirty-four (1962) and built his own workshop and kiln in Fulford, York, where he worked alone, teaching himself to make a full range of stoneware and porcelain. He quickly gained a reputation for his work and became an important part of York’s art scene, and part of the ‘York Four’ of which artists Russell Platt, John Langton and Reg Butler were the other members.  

His work has been included in the index of the Crafts Council and he was a member of the Craft Potters Association, where he served the post of chairman for a term. He was also a member of the Northern Potters Association and the British Crafts Centre. A major retrospective exhibition of his work was held at Aberystwyth and York in 1996 and today his work is represented in many public collections, both within the UK and abroad.

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