Joe Finch started his pottery career in 1964 with a four year apprenticeship under his father Ray Finch at Winchcombe Pottery. Whilst learning the more obvious skills such as throwing, glazing and firing, he developed a natural eye for strong, functional forms, and the flexibility to produce pots that are both desirable and affordable. All these factors are still paramount in his work. He moved to Wales in 1984 with his wife Trudi where they established a workshop and gallery in a converted stone barn near Aberporth. Joe Finch is a regular kiln builder at the ICF and for 2015 he will be building a pizza oven designed to be constructed by the amateur potter.
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