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Potter, painter, printmaker, draughtsman and teacher, born in London. From 1893–5 he studied with his cousins William Fisher and Hettie Staite, further studies taking place on continent in late 1890s while working as a bulb and seed farmer. After extensive travels in North America, Europe and Africa, before World War I he attended pottery classes at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, about 1915 joining Cuthbert Hamilton at Yeoman Pottery. After World War I Army service, in 1919 set up own pottery and began to exhibit in mixed exhibitions, including Leicester Galleries, Red Rose Guild and Arts League of Service, having a first solo exhibition at William B Paterson’s Gallery in 1924. In 1925 was appointed to Royal College of Art staff, in 1926 becoming head of the pottery department.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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