School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Peter Starkey

Born: 1945, UK

Ceramicist. One of the early pioneers in the contemporary studio ceramics movement to work with salt-glazed stoneware. He was a leader of the Dartington Training Workshop Pottery project in the late 1970s which produced high quality functional ware. He taught Ceramics at the School of Art & Design, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, until 2003. As a child he was fascinated with making fires and often got in to trouble for doing so. He trained at Portsmouth College of Art, later Cardiff and Harrow where his fellow students included Walter Keeler and Colin Pearson. The process of firing clay is still very much an obsession for him, especially combined with the unpredictable nature of using salt. He has said that after unpacking a kiln after firing, he has a terrific urge to fill it up again

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Dish] C919 Ceramics

[Lidded Box] C915 Ceramics

[Lidded Box] C916 Ceramics

[Lidded Jar] C887 Ceramics

[Small Lidded Jar] C892 Ceramics

[Storage Jar] C917 Ceramics

[Teapot] C918 Ceramics