Jonathan Cox was inspired at a young age by a collection of early 20th century pottery owned by the family, this inspired him to move to Stoke on Trent to study for a BA in design specialising in ceramics from 1980 to 1983.
Developing an interest in the tube lining technique famously used by William Moorcroft and the Moorcroft factory to this day, on graduation he showed example of his work to a Derbyshire gallery to gain his 1st exhibition which was a sell-out, establishing him to continue his career in ceramics.
At the time he lived in a small terraced house in Stoke with a very small kiln and and was nicknames the “kitchen potter” by the Sentinel newspaper. Struggling to keep up with demand he moved to a workshop at The Shelton Enterprise Centre where he installed a much larger kiln, staying in Stoke for a further 11 years developing a strong collectors base worldwide and showing with many galleries and interiors publications.
Jonathan now lives in Pembrokeshire where he has a permanent studio.
We have worked with jonathan at Barewall for many years selling lots of his beautiful hand painted pots and often hand constructed or thrown pots.