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About The Headless Cross Potter

David Wright is a studio potter with connections to North East Lincolnshire, he was born and brought up in Cleethorpes and studied at Grimsby School of Art in the mid-1980s.


He gained a first class honours degree in 3-D Design (Ceramics) from Wolverhampton Polytechnic before postgraduate study for a Master’s Degree in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art during which time he completed a placement at Wedgwood.


A 27-year career in secondary education followed, teaching design & technology, serving as a faculty head for 22 years. In 2021 he took early retirement from teaching, this allowed him to revisit his earlier interests in ceramics.

David’s ceramics are in a number of galleries around the country as well as in private collections here and abroad; including America, Ireland, France, Japan and New Zealand.


His current work is mostly in earthenware but he also uses stoneware and raku clays and firing processes at regular intervals. Hand building techniques such as press moulding, extruding and slabbing are employed to make components that are then assembled into pieces that, at present, explore the possibilities of the lidded vessel and bottle forms. Surfaces are often textured to enhance interaction between clay and glaze.

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