Micheal Pritchard has been capturing the dramatic urban lanscape The Potteries horizon since his student days in the 1960's. The industrial Heritage of the North Staffordshire has always played a part in his work alongside colour. it was over 10 years ago he showed me his portfolio of early works from the 60's when he devised the multi layer cromatic effects in the form of bottle ovens shapes He continued to work from his massive collection of early photographs of the factories and bottle kilns which he obsessively recorded on recommendation of Reginald Haggar as a student.
Always interested in new ways of reproducing and making the images, Micheal works in oils, acrylics, watercolour, as well as photgraphic and digital collage and more recently he has followed David Hockney's investigation into making images using his Ipad and drawing Apps. Micheal calls these colourful interpretations Iplots.