A potter since 1972, John Webb creates salt-glazed stoneware pots from a studio in Lostwithiel. Although largely self-taught, he gained valuable experience at the start of his career in Michael Cardew's Wenfordbridge pottery. In 2012 Webb abandoned hand-painted earthenware in favour of the salt-glazed technique, which was discovered in the sixteenth century. He uses a wood-fired kiln which adds a random speckled finish to his pieces, made from local St Agnes clay. These practical domestic vessels, characterised by simple scraffito patterning, are most attractive.
Webb sells his work locally, mainly through the Cornwall Crafts Association at Trelissick and Trelowarren galleries.
Open Studios Cornwall 2016; 2017; 2018; 2020 (postponed)
Cornwall Crafts Association
Cornwall Today (Jan 2016) 'Salt of the Earth' by Sarah Drew