Videos, Exhibitions, Prizes and Interviews

Di and John at Delft market

Di and John at Delft market

February 2017 Finally finished my MA!

UCLAN (Preston, UK) awarded a MA (Ceramics) with Merit for my work on the expression of a sense of movement based on research into the photographs of Edward Muybridge, the paintings of Jules Olitski and the psychology of perception by Cutting et al (USA)

Interview at Potfest in the Pens 2012 

with Steve Tootell, Head of Creative and Performing Arts at the the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo

Solo Exhibition at Theemaas, Rotterdam Feb-Mar 2012

ukhandmade Interview August 2010

John was one of four potters interviewed by Jo Whitehead at Potfest in the Pens and the full report was in the winter 2010 edition of  ukhandmade.

Delft Ceramica Award 2009


On Sunday 19 July in a wet and windy Delft John Townsend was presented with the Delft Ceramica 2009 award. The jury, the artists Hans la Hey, Adie Huisman and ceramic collector Albert van de Pluym made the decision on the basis of quality, originality, and innovation and presented a Certificate and 2009 euros.  A piece of his work was also on show in the Vermeer Centre in Delft

Awarded Master of Art in Ceramics with Merit in January 2017 from UCLAN, Preston UK.