Richard Batterham is one of the finest potters to have trained with Bernard Leach in St Ives. His stoneware domestic works are instantly recognisable, with the refined shapes and rich glazing of which he has become best known.
She was a very serious potter and applied rigorous standards to her work. Her pots have been exhibited widely, and some were acquired for national collections in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, York City Art Gallery and Kettles Yard, Cambridge.
Emmanuel Cooper was a leading British potter, who also became widely known as a writer, teacher, editor, curator and campaigner for gay rights. He was a member of the crafts council and co-founded Ceramic Review with Eileen Lewenstein in 1970, where he remained editor for 40 years.
Ruth Duckworth was a modernist ceramics sculptor and became instrumental in shaping new ways of thinking about ceramics in the second half of the 20th century. She was held by many in high regard and became highly celebrated internationally.
Influenced by the avant-garde ideas in Britain of the time, with distinctive and unique shapes and growing increasingly Chinese in style, many consider Murray to be one of the most important British potters and educators of the inter-war years. However, the extent and influence of his work is considered as rather neglected and eclipsed after having left England in 1939.