British Studio Pottery and Ceramics.

David  Fry  is one of Britain’s  leading ceramicists/studio potters practicing for over 40 years. He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and featured in many specialist publications and has won many awards. His studio is based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the North-East of England.  The aim of his work is to produce beautiful pots that can be loved and  used. His method of working in high fired stoneware and the nature of the kiln he designed and built and its firing makes every piece  a unique  work. His  inspiration comes from the glazes, ideas and simple forms of the early ceramics from Japan, China and Korea, together with a love of English Mediaeval pottery. He has spent many years studying and working out recipes for the ancient oriental glazes to which he added his own intuition to increase their depth and beauty, achieving layers of colour within colour. He has developed a unique range of   Flambe’, Chun, Jun, Wood Ash, Copper Red,  Lang-Yao, Shino, Iron Blues and Celadon glazes .  For further  information on the glazes see the Oriental Mystery and Glazes page.


gold shino glaze

14" sq. pressed platter, with a gold Shino and copper red glaze.

Jar with copper iron and ash glaze

8" dia. jar , copper red glaze overlaid with ash and iron.

Visitors are welcome to his studio which is situated in an 18th century courtyard, which interestingly was originally the courtyard of a Roman Milecastle 1800 years ago, part of Hadrian’s Wall, which David himself discovered and proved the line of the Wall though Newcastle. The discovery was made during the restoration of a group of buildings which became the Newcastle Arts Centre.

See the ‘Archaeology’ page and the ‘Tiles’ page for more information.

For pottery tuition see the  classes page . For pottery and ceramic repair and restoration  - see  restoration page. 


moon jar

Moon Jar - Iron blue with copper splash


To the Studio – Ceramic Clips from David Fry on Vimeo.

Craft and Design mag. Silver Award



wood ash and copper glaze

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