John Maltby was born in 1936. He first studied as a sculptor, after
which he went as a trainee with David Leach. Maltby started his
first pottery in 1964 making domestic and individual pots. These
first pots were mainly saltglazed. Since the mid 70's he has made
only individual pieces. His work has gone through several distinct
stylistic periods; most recently the work has been mainly sculptural
both single figure and groups more lately he has produced wall works.
The subject matter of much of John's work is English with figures
of Kings and Queens and Family groups featuring most often.
John Maltby is widely represented in public collections, including
the V&A in London and others in Edinburgh, Aberystwyth, Belfast,
Exeter, Leicester, and Faenza in Italy and Hamburg in Germany. He
has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and USA.
View images of John Maltby's exhibition at the Rufford Craft
Centre in 2009. John's last major solo exhibtion there.