Tony Hall

A terracotta potter might be hard to say, but Tony Hall’s work is easy to admire.

The talented potter and sculptor works from his beautiful rural workshop near Knighton, and counts some unusual names among his customers.

‘I call myself a mud and water man,’ he says.

‘I’ve sold 1,000 tonnes of terracotta flowerpots over the years. One of my customers was King Hussein of Jordan.

‘What really fuelled my interest in this work was a trip to the French pottery village of La Borne.

‘I thought it was cracking. I got a job there throwing pots on the wheel and just loved it.’

Tony specialises in ash glaze vessels and will be exhibiting his new stoneware pieces for the first time at Canwood.

‘We are always happy to get involved in charitable shows and we’re really looking forward to Canwood. I have heard a lot about it.’

Lois and Tony run courses at Castle Hill Arts in Knucklas, near Knighton, for all abilities.

For more information visit www.castlehillarts.com