Ceramic Review In Conversation with Francis Lloyd-Jones

Ceramic Review In Conversation with Francis Lloyd-Jones

Thursday 29 June

13:00 - 13:45


Francis Lloyd-Jones, Potter

Toby Brundin, Director, Craft Potters Association

Join potter Francis Lloyd-Jones in conversation with Toby Brundin, Director of the Craft Potters Association. Specialising in functional ware, Francis will be sharing his background, education and insights on a career in ceramics.

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Francis Lloyd-Jones studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art initially. After completing the two year Ceramic Skills and Design Course in Thomastown, Ireland, he went straight on to work at Maze Hill Pottery as apprentice to Lisa Hammond MBE, finishing in January 2022.

Since finishing his apprenticeship he has moved up to Cumbria working part time for Grizedale Arts where he runs a pottery as part of a community project called The Farmers Arms and also continues to produce his own work.

Recent exhibitions include New Members, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London, True to Form, Klei, London, Ash Ember Flame, Embassy of Japan, London/Oxford, Lisa Hammond; Future Perfect at Make, Hauser and Wirth, Somerset, The Sunlight in the Garden, Joanna Bird Contemporary, London and Contemplative Tones at Clay College, Stoke.

Tobry Brundin is the Director of the Craft Potters Association (CPA).

The Craft Potters Association was formed in 1958 to promote the work of its members and to increase public awareness of contemporary studio pottery, opening their first small shop in Soho, in London’s West End. As the membership grew, the Craftsman Potter’s Shop and Gallery moved around the corner to a larger premises in Marshall Street.

Ceramic Review Magazine was launched, becoming a respected international journal, and always reflecting the diversifying scene in contemporary pottery and ceramics. In 2010. the CPA opened the Contemporary Ceramic Centre in Bloomsbury, opposite the British Museum, bringing the shop, the offices of the association and the magazine under one roof for the first time, and with room to create a dedicated gallery space for a changing programme of shows of the very best artist potters and ceramic artists.

Recently becoming a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, the CPA today has a membership of over three hundred Selected and Fellow members and over seven hundred associates, and through its businesses, events and activities continues to be a standard bearer for excellence in British studio ceramics.