For over 25 years John Huggins has produced a range of hand thrown and press moulded terracotta, for plants and gardens.
In recent years he has pulled back from production of traditional horticultural wares and now concentrates on limited editions of press moulded plant pots and garden ornaments, mostly in terracotta, some in stoneware. He uses oxides and coloured slips to highlight texture and surface features in the clay. He hopes his Fern Pots, Sphere Planters, and Pebble Planters look and feel as if they have been unearthed after ages underground, and suggest the qualities of fossils, split rocks, and the rediscovery of early life.
Terracotta, glazed stoneware plant pots and garden ornaments.
Work Generally Available:
Ruardean Garden Pottery, Gloucestershire
Contemporary Ceramics, London
Church House Designs, Congresbury
Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester
Lacock Pottery, Wiltshire
Made in Gloucestershire, Gloucester
Locally sourced terracotta clay blended with brickyard clay, and other appropriate clays. Work thrown and press moulded.
1977-79 Harrow School of Art: Diploma in Studio Ceramics
1979 Established Courtyard Pottery, Swindon
1985 Elected Fellow Member of Craft Pottery Association
1995 Moved workshop to Forest of Dean
Has exhibited at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower shows for many years.
John is author of "Pots for Plants and Gardens"