Geoffrey Eastop salt pig

Geoffrey Eastop salt pig

Geoffrey Eastop salt pig - 7¼" (184 mm) high.

Eastop, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Eastop was born in London in 1921. He studied at Goldsmiths' College in London and the Academie Ranson in Paris.

Following a year at the Odney Pottery in Cookham, Berkshire, he and Alan Caiger-Smith set up Aldermaston Pottery. He left Aldermaston after six years to set up his own pottery in Padworth, Berkshire. He has moved twice since then, staying in the same area, and has been at Newbury, Berkshire since 1985.

Eastop has used a wide variety of techniques, materials, glazes, styles and sizes - from small pots to large architectural works. His work is exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and has been shown at many exhibitions around the world.


Aldermaston Pottery

The Aldermaston Pottery was founded in Berkshire in 1955 by Alan Caiger-Smith and Geoffrey Eastop, and over the years the studio has been home to many fine potters.

The potters at Aldermaston, who number about half-a-dozen, work both as a team, for production work, and individually, for studio pieces.

The Pottery is noted mainly for its tin-glaze wares, but also produces porcelain.


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