To Brier Hey 2018-08-16T17:00:39+00:00
BONJOUR, MARTIN
THE LOVE AFFAIR WITH CLAY

Arriving home in Halifax from France on a chilly February day in 1977, David faced a stark reality. He had a long-nurtured ambition to become a full-time potter, but a cancer diagnosis at the young age of 30, followed by an uphill health battle brought his ambitions into focus. Driven by this new urgency, David eventually found a vacant workshop in Mytholmroyd and used spare savings to buy bricks for a kiln. That workshop was Brier Hey, which would remain David’s pottery for the rest of his life. It carried on for several years in David’s spirit but the pottery is now closed.

“It had made me realise that if ever I was to start in business as a potter, I had better get a move on” DAVID WHITE