Born in Lincoln he is one of Britain’s leading ceramic artists who straddles the divide between the vessel form and ceramic sculpture. He trained at the Central School of Art & Design, London under Dora Billington. His early work consisted of multiple bowls and pierced boxes and later moved toward more monumental sculptural forms with graphic markings on a white surface. He was awarded an OBE in 1992 and the Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts in 1996. His work is in the Victoria & Albert Museum and in many prestigious international public collections.