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1956 Born in Negombo , Sri Lanka

1976-79 B.A. Hons in 3D Design (Ceramics) at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham

1978 Studied Industrial Ceramics at Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs, Limoges , France

1979-81 M.A. in Ceramic Design at North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke on Trent

1980 Industrial Training at Royal Doulton, Stoke on Trent

1981-84 Lecturer in Ceramics on B.A. Combined Crafts degree at Crewe and Alsager

Since 83 Visiting lecturer at Bath , Brighton , Bristol , Cardiff , Carlisle , Central St. Martins London, Camarthan ,Croydon, Derby , Leicester, Limerick and Stoke on Trent

Member of Arts Feu Entreprise/Esprit Porcelaine (Ceramic group based in Limoges , France )

1989 Member of Southern Arts Association (Crafts Panel)

1989-96 Move to Brive La Gaillarde (France) to establish workshop and run residential summer courses

Since 93 International workshops in Toulouse and Clermont Ferrand , France ; Namur , Antwerp , and Brasschaat , Belgium ; Ballenberg and Carouge ( Geneva ),

1996-97 Re-establish workshop in England

1998-00 Research Fellowship at Bath Spa University College (part-time)

2000-03 External examiner for Diploma couse at Limerick College of Art and Design, Eire

2005 Masterclass at Atelier Cirkel, Brasschaat , Belgium Australian workshop tour at Mittagong, NSW; Devonport , Tasmania and Freemantle , WA .

2006 Masterclass at Atelier Cirkel, Brasschaat and Liege , Belgium

Visiting lecturer at Galway College of Art and Design, Eire

2007 Masterclass at Atelier Cirkel, Brasschaat , Belgium

2008 Masterclass at Centro de Artesania y Diseno, Lugo , Spain

Masterclass at Atelier Cirkel, Brasschaat , Belgium

2011 Elected member to the IAC (International Academy of Ceramics) Geneva, Switzerland

Design Work in Production

1981 Tableware design ‘Ambassador’ for Royal Grafton China , Stoke on Trent


1984 Grand Prix at1st World Triennial of Small Ceramics, Zagreb

1986 British Council Sponsorship to attend Winter Artists’ Colony Karlovac , Croatia

1987 Zagreb Prize at 2nd World Triennial of Small Ceramics, Zagreb

1990 Diploma at 12th Biennial of Ceramic Art, Vallauris , France

1997 Joint winner of Handel House Gallery ‘Summer Show’, Devizes

1998 Bursary from Southern Arts Association for Research Fellowship at Bath Spa University College

2002 Bursary from The Craft Potters’ Charitable Trust for book rese

2012 Participant on “Crafted Mentoring Schem1956 Born in Negombo , Sri Lanka



Ikebana foyer display commissioned by Takashimaya Store, Osaka , Japan


‘Feat of Clay’ exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum , London , commissioned by University of the West of England


Sculptural piece for restaurant in P&O liner ‘ Arcadia ‘ commissioned by Elstone Hayes Associates.


Bone china tea bowls for Rare Tea company


Pendant lights for Mark Wilkinson Kitchens showrooms

Public Collections

Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Los Angeles Art and Craft Museum , U.S.A.

Yale Centre for British Art Museum , New Haven , CT. U.S.A.

Chateau de Vascoeuil, Centre Regional d’Art, Normandy , France

City Museum and Art Gallery , Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Norwich Castle Museum Teapot Collection

Newport Art Gallery and Museum, Wales

Zagreb City Museum , Croatia

British Council Collection -‘Cloth Clay and Wood’, London

Kellinghusen Museum , Germany

National Ceramic Collection at the Adrien Dubouche Museum , Limoges , France

National Museum of Scotland , Edinburgh

Ministere d’Arts Plastiques, Brussels

Museum fur angewandte, Cologne , Germany . Adolf Egner’s collection

Museo Nacional de Ceramica Gonzalez Marti,’, Valencia , Spain Adolf Egner’s collection

The Grainer Collection, Contemporary British Studio Ceramics at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, N. Carolina, USA

Grimmerhuus Museum, Denmark

Work Included in Following Publications

‘Living Light’ Ceramic Review, May/June 1988

China , Glass and Tableware (US) Nov 1988

La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre (France) March/April 1989

A Dictionary of British Studio Potters, Pat carter (Scholar Press) 1990

‘Rencontre a Limoges ‘ La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre (France) July/August 1992

Ceramics and Print, Paul Scott (A&C Black) 1994

Porcelain, Caroline Whyman (Batsford) 1994

Contemporary Porcelain, Peter Lane (A&C Black) 1995 and 2003

Resists and Techniques, Peter Beard (A&C Black) 1995 and 2003

Ceramic Form: Design and Decoration (New Edition) , Peter Lane (A&C Black) 1998

Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery (4th Edition), Robert Fournier (A&C Black) 2000

‘The Magic of Materials’ Keramiek, April 2002

The Ceramic Surface, Matthias Ostermann 2002

Naked Clay, Jane Perryman ( A&C Black ) 2004

Craft Arts International, ( Australia ) 2006

Contemporary Ceramics’ by Emmanuel Cooper ( Thames and Hudson) 2006

Taiwan Ceramic Magazine (2008)

Ceramic Design Course by Anthony Quinn ( Barrons USA and Quarto UK ) 2008

Techniques Using Slips, John Mathieson, (A & C Black) 2010

‘The Ceramics Bible’ by Louisa Taylor ( Chronicle Books) 2011

‘Illuminate’ by Hannah Nunn ( Bloomsbury) 2012


Slipcasting, Sasha Wardell (A&C Black) 1997 / 2007 (2 nd edition)

Porcelain and Bone China, Sasha Wardell (Crowood Press) 2004