Chris Prindl started making pots in 1987 with Toshiko Takaezu while at Princeton University. At the same time he started learning Japanese, and in 1990 travelled to Japan to undergo a two-year apprenticeship with Takao Okazaki in Yamagata. It was during this time that he became acquainted with the wood firing technique which has become his passion.
His pottery is near Lanhydrock and he lives in Lostwithiel. He is represented by Circle Contemporary Gallery, Hawksfield, Wadebridge. He collaborates with fellow potter Paul JACKSON.
Prindl teaches Japanese at Penrice Community College in St Austell.