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While studying sculpture at St. Martins School of Art I realised clay was the material I wanted to use and explore. 


Then went to Camberwell School of Art where Lucie Rie introduced me to throwing, ‘Teapots for discipline!’  Hans Coper mentored my architectural ceramics, "It has possibilities!"   


On leaving, after gaining a BA Hons in three dimensional design with ceramics main and silversmithing subsidiary, in 1967 set up a workshop in Dulwich.


At first the output was tableware, individual work developed and gradually took over, mostly in porcelain.  Moved workshop to Gipsy Hill in 1974


Awards and Memberships 
Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.
2005 Winner of the inaugural  Award for Excellence

CURRICULUM VITAE     Exhibitions - Group and Solo

Solo Exhibitions

2017 - Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire

2005 - Harlequin Gallery, London

1979 - Oxford Gallery

1978 - Waikato Art Museum, New Zealand

1977 - Atmosphere, London

1975 - Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford upon Avon

1975 - Gallery 359, Nottingham

1975 - Craftwork, Guildford

1975 - Amalgam, London

Selected Exhibitions 

2018 - Oxford Ceramics Fair

2017 - Oxford Ceramics Fair

2014 - Designing Modern Women, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2013 - Shaping Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2008 - Harlequin Gallery, London

2006 - Joint Show with Ashraf Hanna, Alpha House, Sherborne, Dorset 

2006 - Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London

2006 - Cal 2 St. Ives Ceramics, Cornwall

2004 - Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset

2003 - My Top Twenty, Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset

             Royal Birmingham Society of Art, West Midlands

2002 - The Stour Gallery, Shipton on Stour, Warwickshire.

             Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset

1999 – White Out, Hanover Gallery, London

1993 - The Northern Tradition, Museum Booijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1992 - Vier Elemente - Drei Lander, Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Main, Germany

1990 - Lucie Rie, Hans Coper & their pupils, Sainsbury Centre, & Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

1979 - Image and Idea, British Council touring exhibition

            The Bowl, British Crafts Centre, London, organised by World Crafts Council

1977 - British Pottery '77, Graham Gallery, New York, USA

            Deirdre Burnett, Dorothy Feibleman & Val Barry, Charlotte Hennig Gallery, Darmstadt, Germany

1976 - 17 British Potters, Carmel College, Wallingford

            24 British Potters, Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, & Everson Museum of Art, USA

            Ceramics, Barclaycraft, Brighton

            Deirdre Burnett, Sheila Casson  and Janice Tchalenko, CPA, London

            Porselein van ses Engelese Keramisten, Princessehoff Museum, Leeuwarden,  The Netherlands

            Ten Approaches to Porcelain, Amalgam, London

1975 - Recent Acquisitions Design Collections,  Museum of Modern Art, New York

1974 - Ceramic Boxes, Craft Potters Shop, London

1973 - The Craftsman's Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1972 - International Ceramics, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1971-  Deirdre Burnett and Tessa Fuchs, Crawford Street, London


CURRICULUM VITAE     Public Collections

cri_000000228886 MoMA             porcel
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Moma convoluted pot seen from          a
Porcelain cylinder Museum Boijmans
Convoluted Sphere H10.2cm  Aberystwyth.j
Lidded porcelain box    Aberysthwyther.j

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Pennsylvania State University, Abington, USA
Auckland Museum, New Zealand

Bendigo Ceramic Collection, Bendigo, Australia
Waikato Art Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand
Perth Museum, Australia

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam    

Musees Royaux d'art et d'histoire,  Brussels, Belgium

Sainsbury Collection, Norwich

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Buckinghamshire County Museum
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Princesshof Ceramic Museum, Leuwarden
Cleveland Crafts Centre
City Museum & Art Gallery, Portsmouth

Aberystwyth University Ceramics Collection
Bankfield Museum, Halifax

York Museum Trust

Porcelain Bowl The Victoria and       Al