Lyn’s continued input as a teacher enabled the pottery to develop its educational work throughout schools and communities.
Stopped slip casting and reorganised the pottery to include an educational room and new gallery.
The Millennium. Commissioned by schools and organisations to work with children to produce large ceramic murals. Examples can be seen at Blaydon Catholic School, Driffield Junior School and other schools in Yorkshire.
Joined with other crafts people in the village to produce an arts festival called “Fangfest”. It continues to this day – the first weekend in September.
Diversified into slip casting, making a large range of gift items. Started exhibiting at national trade fares.
Working with Lyn in the pottery, producing mainly utilitarian ware. Began gaining a reputation for commemorative ware embossed with sprig moulding. Gerry’s studio ware was exhibited in galleries including: The Centre for Contemporary Art in Sunderland, Portcullis in Newcastle, Scunthorpe Art Gallery and the COach House Gallery in Cumbria.
Got married, moved to Fangfoss and opened the pottery.
Worked as “repeat thrower” at Honiton Pottery, Devon
Exeter Art college developing pottery skills.
Exeter University, studying archaeology and geography. Gerry met Lyn there!