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Peter Meanley: A Selected Retrospective

Peter is a passionate ceramicist, born in Barnsley, trained at the York School of Art and Royal College of Art during the 1960s. Peter taught ceramics at the University of Ulster until his retirement. A chance photograph of an 18th century ‘Whieldon’ teapot made a lasting impression on him and around the same time he became interested in salt- glazing whose orange-peel texture characterises much of his work.

He makes one-off functioning teapots with exaggerated features combining a variety of techniques including press-moulding, extruding, pulling, throwing, turning and cutting to assemble the sculptural forms. Peter’s work is represented in many international and national collections and museums including V&A London, Westerwald Museum Germany and the National Ceramics Museum, Holland.