Stanislas Reychan was born in Vienna in 1897. His father was Polish and his mother Austrian. His work took him to England during the Second World War and he stayed.
After the war he became interested in pottery and studied at the Central School of Art under Dora Billington. He opened his own studio in 1950 and potted until he was eighty-eight. He was widely respected and exhibited, and won a silver medal in 1960 at the Paris Salon.