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John Jelfs

Date of Birth: 16.07.46


Brief Description of Work:

Mainly one-off stoneware work in traditional shino, celadon and ash glazes.  

Training and Experience:

Trained at Cheltenham College of Art and Design, after previous career as a marine engineering officer.

Worked for Russell Collins for six months then set up pottery in 1973.
I feel I am mainly self taught. \r\n

Artists Statement:

The Cotswold Pottery is situated in a busy tourist area. It is a challenge therefore to present visitors with top quality ceramics. I am most interested in simply glazed strongly formed work. My inspiration is the work of the east and I owe a lot to Leach, Hamada and the peasant pottery of Korea.