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, because he had been unable to get onto a ceramics course after leaving school, he lacked most of the basic craft skills he would need. And, of course, he had no money to set himself up – and so solving that financial problem by getting a job would became his first priority.

“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
“But I had virtually no experience of potting and began, literally, from scratch. I built my own gas kiln, put in a chimney and built a kick wheel. I couldn’t afford to buy any of those things.”
David White