Ian had the inspiration for his Oberon series when he heard a radio programme about Celtic mythology.
Oberon used to change into a scary transexual figure and ride through the forest by night, transmogrifying back to the form of a normal horse and rider by sun-up. (By all accounts Oberon was not specially winsome at the best of times, but it didn't seem to impair his success with the ladies.)
Hey, I bet those cunning old Celts didn't have any trouble with their children staying in the woods after nightfall!
Multi-talented Ian Gregory started in ceramics after ten years of treading the boards. Although he is an autodidact - he learnt to pot throwing terracotta flower pots - he has done more than his fair share of teaching, having taught at Harrow, Bath, Cardiff, Corsham and Medway Schools of Art, and the University of the West of England.
His speciality is sculptural ceramics, making life-sized pieces in saltglaze and raku using a technique he developed in 1976. He has written three books on the subjects of sculptural ceramics and kilns, and is an accomplished water colourist and oil painter.
His work is exhibited world wide, in such illustrious establishments as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His smaller pieces, which he first started as a break from the large-scale sculptural ceramics, are much sought after by collectors.
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