David The Teacher 2018-08-16T17:09:51+00:00
THE SELF-TAUGHT POTTER
A MOST UNCOMMERCIAL MAN

Lack of academic qualifications ruled out a full-time teaching career for David White but, back in the early 1980s, appointments in adult education were made on a far more casual basis. If someone had a demonstrable skill, they could be employed with little formality. And so it was that David was asked if he would like to teach pottery part-time at Calder College. He proved to be a good and enthusiastic teacher, and would continue working with those students until the early 1990s, moving gradually towards teaching glaze courses to students – this was another area where David’s passionate teaching style was successful.

“Quite apart from the fact that the small salary comes in handy, I’ve found that teaching has given me a lot more confidence in myself” DAVID WHITE