John Maltby cuts a craggy figure in the Devon countryside. He is an undeclared ruralist, a gardener and Nature observer, and with his deft hands and burgeoning thoughts he delivers beautiful, poignant pieces of work.

John trained at Goldsmiths’ College and then went on to study with potter David Leach before opening his own pottery with his wife Heather. First of all they made things for domestic use. These were beautiful in their own right. But John’s restless spirit drew him into an imaginative world. He began to allow his sculptural training to meld with his imagination, and function was slowly ...


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