British Studio Pottery and Ceramics

David Fry is one of Britain’s leading studio potters, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK.
He has practised for over 45 years, exhibited widely in the UK and abroad,
featured in several specialist publications, and won many awards.
His unique, beautifully glazed stoneware is inspired by his love of English Mediaeval pottery and
the ideas and simple forms and glazes of the early Japanese, Chinese and Korean potters..

To achieve the multi-layered ‘colour within colour’ effect he reformulates the classical oriental glazing techniques: Flambe, Chun, Jun, Wood Ash, Copper Red, Lang-Yao, Shino, Iron Blues, Celadon, and high-fires the stoneware in a single burner natural gas kiln he designed and built himself. These processes produce exquisite and unique pieces that exhibit profound beauty and depth.

News : My studio is moving to a new location 4 miles away, from the end of April 2018. There will be a final exhibition and sale of work in the current studio before the move, plus a Late Show event on May 19th.

I am collecting a mailing list for people interested in the new studio and my new work, please email me if you wish to be included on the list (you can op-out at anytime). The new studio address won’t be publicised on this web site but will be available by email invitation only. 

For further information on glazing processes, please click here: Oriental Mystery and Glazes


Fish Platter

Fish Platter


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.

The 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 town 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 - sky after rain

Moon Jar – Sky After Rain – iron blue with copper splash


To the Studio – Ceramic Clips

The Inglewood Jar on Facebook


Craft and Design mag. Silver Award


Twitter –  


wood ash and copper glaze

All photography and web design on this site  is the copyright of Sam Keating-Fry and David Fry.