School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Margaret Frith

Born: 1943, UK

Ceramicist. Margaret Firth wanted to become a dancer but was encouraged by her parents to go to art college. she trained at Bolton, Liverpool and Stoke-on-Trent Colleges of art and did teacher training at Manchester (1959-1964). She became a full time potter shortly afterwards with her husband David Frith, whom she met at Stoke-on-Trent. Together with her husband, they established a business in Wales, producing oxidised stoneware and employing a number of assistants. In the mid 1970s the Friths moved their home and workshop to an old millhouse now Brookhouse Pottery. They used locally sourced clay including waste by-products from local factories to make domestic reduced stoneware, decorated with wax resist and glaze-trailed decoration. Since the 1980s she has been able to concentrate on her personal work which consists of delicate porcelain bowls with carved or painted floral motifs and celadon glaze

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Bowl] C1330 Ceramics