Wish I could be in Barbados to enjoy the celebrations, but from all the way in London Happy 5oth Independence!!!
I’m a Barbadian born Potter living in London. I use the skills I acquired over the years to create beautiful handmade pieces for decorative and domestic use.
As a boy I had a great passion for art, being the son of two potters (Hamilton Wiltshire and Yvonne Greenidge) I spent a large amount of my time at their workshops in Barbados.
By my early teens I had learnt a variety of techniques such as glazing, slip casting and throwing on the potter’s wheel. I soon became very involved in the production at my father’s workshop ‘Indigenous Potteries’ at Pelican Craft Centre and my mother’s shop ‘Yvonne’s Pottery’ in St Thomas.
After completing my CXC’s at Ellerslie Secondary School I attended a short Cupboard Construction course at The Barbados Vocational training board. In 2007 I relocated to London and completed an Art & Design Foundation Diploma at Croydon College, before beginning a Ba Hons Product Design course at Ravensbourne Design College. During my time studying I was introduced to so many art mediums that I drifted away from pottery.
In December 2012 I suffered an injury to my left arm which greatly restricted the mobility in my hand for nearly a year. This lead me to work with clay again; but this time as a form of physiotherapy and escapism. Two years later I bought a potter’s wheel and Motions Of Clay was born.
Today I spend the majority of my time surrounded by clay as I’m either working as the ceramic Technician at Kensington and Chelsea College, tutoring at Hampstead School of Art, or working on orders for customers.