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Obituary - David Constantine White

22 Nov 2011

We are sorry to report that David [ Constantine ] White died in late October. There is little to add to the words that Geoff Cox has said, which are quoted below. All I can say is that he was a member of Studiopottery for a long time, always a pleasure to speak to, always happy to help others from his great depth of knowledge, always ready with a smile and a twinkle in his eye.
"Dave was very much a self contained and private man but great company and incredibly sharing in his vast knowledge of clay.
For me  he was very much an unsung hero who just got on with it -  didn't play the self publicist game but had more to say, in his work than most who do.
He'd known the seriousness of his condition for a while but didn't dwell on it in a negative way -  he carried on as normal and still took part in Potfest in the Pens in August this year. Three days later he drove to Burgundy with us to be part of the Treigny show. Still very animated and enthusiastic about the kilns we saw, still buying work from other potters. He then went on to be with long term friends to be part of their annual show in southern France. Although we knew of his condition the end came quicker than anyone expected. He died last Thursday (27 October 2011).

 

A website has been set up in his memory where friends can add shared memories: http://davidconstantinewhite.com