John Maltby at gallerytop

We have 24 sculptural ceramic pieces by the acclaimed potter John Maltby. The exhibition starts on Saturday 21 July until the end of August.

Born in Lincolnshire in 1936, John Maltby studied sculpture at Goldsmith’s College, London. He worked with David Leach at Bovey Tracey from 1962-64. In 1964 he established his own workshop in Devon. Over the years John has gained a distinguished reputation for his distinctive ceramics. He has won numerous awards and his work features in many public collections, including the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, The Crafts Council, London, The State Collection, Belgium, and The Museum for Kunstegewerbe, Hamburg. Solo exhibitions include the V&A Museum, London, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Beaux Arts, Bath, Seibu, Tokyo, Galerie Krempl, Munich and the Museum of Modern Ceramics, Deidesheim.

John Maltby is a member of the Craft Potters Association and the British Crafts Centre. He is also Advisor to the Leach Archive at Holborne and of the Menstrie Museum, Bath. Since 1976 john Maltby has made only individual work, mainly in oxidised stoneware, often with enamel glazes. Recently the work has been mainly sculptural about English subjects and each piece is an evolution, one from the other. They are handbuilt, with coloured slip-glazes, and are usually fired three times.


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