Peter Ilsley 1932 – 25 August 2014.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to record that my friend Peter Ilsley died on 25 August.His close friend Steve Woodhead has said, and I think spoke for most of us who knew Peter “Peter was such a large charismatic character – loved by everyone, full of life and always positive…I shall miss him terribly – we had so many laughs (mainly at my expense)”. He is right – he was a fantastic character – a friend who was always there when he felt he could help. I will miss him as we all will. Thank you Peter, for all you have given to us all!
For those who don’t know Peter, he was also one of the foremost experts in crystalline glaze work and his book “Macro Crystalline Glazes” published in 1999 is a standard work on the subject. Peter has been a potter since 1963 and focused fully on crystalline glazes in 1989.