Owned and ran York Pottery 1978-80   Heslington Road, York      Stoneware, electric fired kiln

Several solo exhibitions of sculpture in North Yorkshire                                                                           York Arts Centre 1977 (Click on pic to enlarge)

Permanently leased a Norman turret on York city walls from York city council for sales of domestic pottery

Graduated in Chemistry. York University (with Philosophy) 1978   Supervisor Prof. John Lindsay-Smith

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Art (mainly ceramics) & Chemistry) 1979 (Distinction)

Gained place at Royal College of Art – MDes(RCA) in ceramic glazes under David Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi. Previously completed a study at York chemistry dept  ‘Laser Raman spectroscopic analysis of ceramic glazes’.


York Pottery & gallery on city walls 1978

     51 Heslington Road York 1978 pic 2010

Pic: In the backyard of York Pottery. Dorothy Tanner (girlfriend) Mark Whittaker (lodger) Jo Teverson (mother) & cats

Other projects York 1977    

    Surviving items from 1978 (pics 2011)

Pots.png  (pic 2018)

Concrete kickwheel I made at Thornhill Farm 1975 

A brief apprenticeship in Canterbury with Les Brown (1976)  

Chemistry single subject BA, 1973-75 (then 2 years running Thornhill Farm cf.) final year 1978. PGCE Art & chemistry 1979. Philosophy single subject (running parallel to Chemistry single subject) leading to Master of Humanities degree commenced 1974.

January 2014 Currently applying to Oxford, the LSE and UCL for a masters in Philosophy of Physics. I intend to use this to complement my MSc in astrophysics to gain a doctorate in Philosophy of Cosmology.