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Peter Sparrey

Peter was born in Worcestershire, England.  He began potting full-time after leaving school at sixteen.  He set up his first professional pottery studio in 1987 after serving a three-year apprenticeship as a production thrower at the Guernsey Pottery, Channel Islands.

From 1996 to 1999 Peter lived and worked in Kuwait exhibiting, teaching and kiln building. Here he fronted a pioneering venture sponsored by the British Council. The British School of Kuwait was established to develop an east -west link with Kuwaiti potters.

In 2004 he moved to Normandy with his wife and young family, establishing a new studio where he worked until 2012. He has now returned to the UK living and working in Herefordshire.

The majority of his pots are made on the potter’s wheel. He uses both stoneware and porcelain clay bodies and works on various scales in both clays. His pots are decorated with traditional high-fired Far Eastern glazes including Chinese chuns, tenmoku, celadon and copper reds. Peter fires his work in a reduction gas fired kiln to 1280/1300 Centigrade.


The Round House Gallery has exhibited Peter’s work in group shows and we aim to have his work available for sale during the majority of each year. His work is exquisitely thrown and glazed to a perfection that few crafts people can achieve. His technical and creative ability is outstanding although Peter remains incredibly modest about the quality of work he achieves. His work continues to sell to collectors throughout the UK and abroad.

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