Griffiths, Mark ( )
Mark Griffiths set up his first pottery workshop in 1975 with the help of a New Craftsman Grant awarded by the Crafts Advisory Committee. He began his career making domestic stoneware. In 1982 he relocated to Shropshire and set up home in a redundant village school. Here he established his current working studio, kilns and pottery showroom.
Known as a ‘big ware’ thrower, Griffiths continues to make high-fired stoneware as well as commissions for large scale garden pots. Over the last twenty years Mark Griffiths has created hundreds of outdoor pieces for historic venues such as the Powis Castle estate and Hampton Court’s spectacular formal gardens.
‘I feel incredibly privileged to have spent forty years making pots, often more by luck than judgement. It has been, and continues to be, a huge challenge to make pots that please both me and others, and I still feel that the pots that reach out and make the whole task mean anything are still to be made’.