David & Margaret make pots that are firmly rooted in the Anglo
Oriental Tradition of thrown and reduction fired stoneware and porcelain.
A significant influence on them both has been the pots, teaching
and their friendship with the late and sadly missed Derek Emms.
David enrolled on to the North Staffordshire Technical College pottery
course to be tutored by Derek after previously attending Wimbledon
School of Art and Margaret enrolled a short time later after first
working with Leo Matthews at Bolton Art School. Leo Matthews had
trained with Derek Emms.
(2013) year David & Margaret have had a major retrospective
celebrating 50 years of making pots. The exhibition was at the Ruthin
Craft Centre, Ruthin, North Wales.
A 72 page catalogue illustrated with great images of their work
and studio was produced to accompany their exhibition. The catalogue
is available direct from the Ruthin Craft Centre, copies also can
also be obtained from David & Margaret Frith.