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About Lisa

Fascinated with pots from a young age, I consolidated my training in studio pottery in Medway, Kent. I set up Greenwich Pottery Workshop in 1980 alongside teaching at Goldsmiths College for some thirteen years, where committed students and staff helped to pioneer the use of soda glaze in the UK. 

After the closure of Goldsmiths College’s ceramics department, in 1994, with training in mind, I went on to set up Maze Hill Pottery in a disused ticket office.

Over the past fifteen years I have trained many apprentices who now have their own successful careers. This was alongside running weekly evening and weekend courses to introduce pottery to a wider audience and to supplement the ever-decreasing availability of classes to the public sector.

During the working day, alongside my apprentice, we have produced an extensive range of soda glazed kitchen and table ware, with an ever-increasing number of individual pieces, all fired in a large trolley kiln.

In 2009, I took the opportunity to open a new studio in Devon, carrying on the principles of Maze Hill but with more space to train apprentices and to run more extensive workshops and masterclasses with invited guest potters from overseas.

After successfully setting up and running the new studio for 3 years, I returned to my studio at Maze Hill in 2012. See my Maze Hill Pottery website.