and works on the north coast of Kent. His studio looks out over
Whitstable Bay and the Swale Estuary which at low tide reveals a
wonderful expanse of mud-flats of good clean London clay. He blends
this with a variety of Devonshire and Staffordshire clays to produce
his highfired stoneware.
He fires mainly with gas, but does use his wood kiln occasionally,
as well as firing his work in the Rufford Anagama. Jack's glazes
are made using ash from chestnut coppicing and orchard prunings,
as well as local silts and clays, which produce a subtle range of
was apprenticed to the late Geoffrey Whiting at his Canterbury Pottery.