Jelfs is a one of the leading
British potters, he was born in 1946 and studied ceramics at Cheltenham
College of Art.
His pots are all hand-thrown, and the focus has always been on pure
form. John uses celadon, ochre and shino glazes, made from wood
ash and clay, ingredients local to the studio. Decoration is kept
to a minimum.
John's work has been widely exhibited in leading galleries including
Gallerie Besson, Contemporary Ceramics and the Victoria & Albert
Museum in London, Alpha House in Sherborne, Primavera in Cambridge,
Rufford Ceramics Centre in Nottingham, as well as other important
It is included in many collections at home and abroad.
Jelfs is a Fellow of the Craft Potters' Association (CPA), and a
member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.