Peter Sparrey was born in Worcestershire and first discovered clay and the potters wheel at school, aged eleven. It was this early introduction that triggered his ambition to become a potter.
Peter has been potting full-time since leaving school at sixteen. After serving a three year apprenticeship as a production thrower at the Guernsey Pottery, Channel Islands, he set up his first professional studio in 1987.
Peter produces finely thrown individual pieces of work using stoneware and porcelain clay bodies, decorated with traditional high-fired Far Eastern glazes including chun, tenmoku, celadon and copper red.
From 2004 to 2012 Peter established a new studio in Normandy, France. He has now returned to live in the UK with his wife and young family in rural Herefordshire.