David Scott and Jan Duffy
I was born in Melbourne, Australia, but lived most of my early life near Hobart, Tasmania. I studied ceramics in Hobart and in 1995 launched Scott’s Pottery in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania. My stoneware pottery is designed to be both decorative and functional, and to move easily from kitchen to table and dining room to living room.
The inspiration for many of the forms and for the decoration and glazes in the pieces I make comes from the pottery developed and crafted by people in the first half of the 1900s in small to medium potteries in England and France. As a potter, I am both a craftsman and an artist. When I throw a collection of mugs, put handles on them, finish the bottoms and glaze them, I am working as a craftsman. I enjoy applying abstract and other artistic style decoration to one of a kind pieces of pottery, drawing on my artistic skills.
We now live in beautiful Salmon River, Nova Scotia and Studio 5390 was launched following our move in 2018. I continues to make pots with the traditional forms I really like, using cream stoneware clay and my own glazes to develop a wide range of functional and decorative pottery.