A Most Uncommercial Man 2018-08-16T17:11:02+00:00

David White was dedicated to his work but he never showed the slightest desire to be part of the ‘art world’ he was a most uncommercial man. He was the inveterate experimenter who revelled in the fact that no two pieces would ever be quite the same and for those who followed David’s work, the sheer unpredictability of his output was part of his great attraction as a potter. The late 1980s and early 1990s however, saw the advent of colour and experimental technique in David’s work.

1988 David finds a Moroccan plate glazed in the majolica method promoting a vast majolica glaze output at Brier Hey until the early 90s. His work became abstract and vivid.
Late 1980s David perfected the “wax resist” technique, again enhancing his work in a colourful and unique way.
1993 David began experimenting with “lustre” using metallic compounds over a glazed surface. He started to generate the “spiky platinum” pot pieces.
1993 Also saw David accepted at the Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname, Japan where his refined and delicate fluidity of brushwork flourished.
“David didn’t conform to what an ‘artist’ should be . . . David didn’t work like that at all. For him, every piece had to be different, he had constantly to be developing the new ideas that were always popping into his head.” TIM LEYLAND