Colin Pearson


Colin was born in 1923 and had an illustrious career, not only as a ceramic artist, but also as a teacher of the same. Studying at Goldsmiths, London, working under the legendary Ray Finch at Winchcombe Pottery, he went on to teach at both Camberwell College of Arts and the Medway School of Art. There are many well known potters and ceramicists who owe a debt of gratitude to Colin for all he imparted and inspired.

Developing his craft, Colin became famous for his winged vessels, works that became more sculpture than studio pottery. Experimentation with glazes produced some astounding glaze colour and texture. Nothing ever awkward, everything balanced, potting like no one else then or since, Colin deserves the reputation he has, and more besides. Colin sadly died in 2007. 

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