Tom Knowles Jackson
Tom is a part time potter living and working near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Tom was taught pottery as a schoolboy and tutored in the Leach tradition by his teacher and enduring mentor Steve Sheridan. Though he is a thrower at heart, Tom works with a variety of clays, slips and glazes using both wheel and hand building techniques to produce functional garden, cook and serve ware. He describes his potting philosophy as being based on ‘form first’ where decoration is used to enhance the making process.
In 2015, Tom was a contestant and finalist on the BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down.