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John Maltby

John was born in 1936 in Lincolnshire and is a distinguished English sculptor and studio potter.

He studied at Leicester College of Art and Goldsmith's College in South London. After a period of teaching art in a small private boys' school near London, he visited Bernard Leach after reading Leach's "A Potter's book". On Leach's advice Maltby joined his son David Leach in 1962 at Lowerdown Pottery in Bovey TraceyDevon where he was Leach's apprentice for nearly two years. He then set up his own pottery at Stoneshill near Crediton in 1964.

His work has been exhibited worldwide and is represented in many public collections including the V&A in London.