Date that this item was entered on to the web-site: 6th January 2003

Alan Caiger-Smith, 19.12.2002

Interview with Alan Caiger-Smith

Working with Royal College of Art student Sophie Heath, an audio interview was conducted with Alan Caiger-Smith on 19th December 2002. Famous for his lustre ware pottery and his books and articles, Alan is a major figure in British studio pottery.

Alan was interviewed at his home near his pottery in Aldermaston, Berkshire. The main topics which arose during the interview were the infleunces upon Alan's work and how he came to be interested in lustre and tin-glazed earthenware techniques.

The lustre bowl (illustrated left) was taken out of the kiln on the day of filming. Click on this and any other images on this page to see larger versions.

Detail of lustre bowl by Alan Caiger-Smith