John Hudson was trained at St. Paul's Teacher Training College, Cheltenham (1965-68) and has taught at St. John Fisher Roman Catholic School, Dewsbury (Head of Department 1968-73).He is a long term member of the Medieval Pottery Research Group.
His pottery is a simple breeze block structure situated at Mirfield in the Calder Valley and stands on the lower coal measures of West Yorkshire. The coal measures' clay, known locally as 'Toff' or 'Tough Tom' because of its good qualities, is used for all red wares.The glazed pieces all have modern, safe, fritted lead-glazes and are fired once as per tradition. These have all been tested and passed with flying colours, however casserole dishes and beer jars have leadless glazes on the inside as an extra safety-measure.
Unfortunately due to local building ventures the fire clay is now under 'nice' gardens and for stonewares and white wares Valentines of Stoke-on-Trent provide the apposite clay bodies.MINIMUM AMOUNT, MAIL ORDER:£40.