We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Millward has been appointed as Course Director. Kevin has been potting for over forty five years. Following training at art college in the late 60s and early 70s, he spent the next four years working in studios perfecting his production throwing skills before moving on to industry on the technical side. Three years later he set up his first studio and also taught at the local college, which led to thirty five years of teaching at Universities throughout the UK.
Kevin has acquired an unrivalled reputation for his workshops, seminars and demonstrations on all aspects of making for potters groups and suppliers of ceramic materials throughout the UK and Europe. Over the last ten years his great understanding of industrial processes has allowed him to be involved with the design and development of some of the best-selling, industrially produced tableware in Europe and the United States. This has always run parallel to producing his own work that can be found in leading galleries and museum collections as diverse as the Wedgwood Museum and the Japanese Embassy in London.
Almost from the start of his potting career he has been involved in a variety of TV work such as game shows, Time Team, Coronation Street and children’s programs and most recently as the Programme Consultant to ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’. Kevin also regularly contributes to books and articles for ceramics magazines. In 2017, A&C Black will publish his book on Surface Decoration.
Kevin’s expert and supportive one-to-one tuition will be augmented by masterclasses in specialist areas, taught by visiting master potters, alongside the best of contemporary and international makers. We have an amazing list of potters who have offered to pass on their skills and knowledge at the college, including Svend Bayer, Clive Bowan, Magdalene Odundo, Walter Keeler and Takeshi Yasuda.