As a young student, while studying to be a doctor at university, I visited many museums to see collections of mostly early Chinese, Korean and medieval English pots. I became increasingly convinced that that was where my future lay. After a short, unsatisfactory course at Hammersmith College of Art I left and with £90 to my name set up my first pottery in a rented cottage in the tiny village of Edburton just north of Brighton. 40 years later I am still passionate about this great craft.