Nick Rees Retires From Muchelney Pottery
This July sees Nick Rees retire from Muchelney Pottery after 46 years as John Leach’s right-hand man. He has been an integral member of the pottery crew since he first joined in July 1972 as an apprentice potter.
Nick’s contribution to the running of the pottery has been crucial to its success. His critical eye and potting skills are second to none. He helped build the current three-chambered wood fired kiln and has taken a leading role in the kiln firings, he has helped to train the succession of students who have passed through the pottery over the years and used his previous life as a teacher to good effect explaining pottery life and the workings of the kiln to the many visitors.
Of course potters never ‘fully’ retire… Nick will remain making his individual signed pots in his home workshop. His work will continue to be exhibited and available to purchase in the John Leach Gallery here at Muchelney Pottery.
We wish Nick all the very best for the future and thank him sincerely for his loyalty, dedication and expert potting skills over the last 46 years!
John and Lizzie Leach (July 2018)