Tony has been making ceramics for the last 30 years and, during that time he has used many different techniques and materials. Currently, Tony is working with specially prepared black porcelain which he fires to a high temperature (1260 C) with the subsequent glaze, engobe and lustre firings at a lower temperature.
Having studied Studio Ceramics at university from 1981 to 1984, Tony then spent some time working as a designer in the ceramic industry including Wedgwood. This gave him a broader appreciation of ceramics and techniques. Notably, the art-ware produced by Royal Doulton in the late 19th and early 20th century. Also, Ruskin, Bernard Moore, Pilkingtons Royal Lancastrian along with French potters such as Auguste Delaherche and Clement Massier. Tony is influenced by 20th century art, particularly Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Nicholson, Brancusi and Rodchenko.