of his contemporaries, Lloyd-Jones greatly admired the ideas and
philosophy of Bernard Leach, who imbued the work of the potter with
an almost mystical sense in which the potter and the pots were seen
as one. Sensibly, Lloyd-Jones responded to the breadth of Leach's
ideas rather than seeking to emulate his work, he evolved his own
warm, assured style. In many ways Lloyd-Jones stands as a model
in that he admired but was not overwhelmed by such a powerful influence
as Leach, whose distinctive, orientally inspired aesthetic could
be so stultifying. Lloyd-Jones found his own voice, combining a
sure sense of what suited him with processes and effects that produced
the sorts of results he liked.
His pots were acquired by notable institutions such as the Victoria
and Albert Museum, the Crafts Council and by many other museums.
from David Lloyd Jones obituary written by Emmanuel Cooper and published
in The Independent 1994.
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