David White started Thanet Pottery in Westwood near Margate, Kent with his sister Mary in 1961. The company was successful, but had to close in 1967. His next venture was Broadstairs Pottery a few miles along the Kent coast. He ran it from 1968 to 1983, when he sold it so that he could concentrate on one-off studio pieces.
He works in porcelain and mainly uses blended glazes producing a crackle effect. The pots, when they are taken from the kiln, are rubbed with carbon-based ink which is immediately washed off. This produces a reticulated pattern. David makes careful notes at each glaze firing so that different effects can be accurately reproduced.