Mike Dodd is a leading member of the generation of ‘Leachian’ potters who came to prominence in the late 1970s, making generally vigorous work influenced not only by medieval European pottery and Far Eastern form, but by a close study of locally sourced clays and glazes, and by a very empirical sense of the processes involved. His pots have a particular quality of temperate Englishness, the finest work direct and unfussy and often enlivened by spontaneous brushwork and incising under deep generous glazing.
Born in 1949, Dodd was educated at Cambridge University and Hammersmith College of Art before setting up his first studio in Sussex.
He now works in Somerset. As well as domestic ware, he makes individual bottles, bowls, caddies and large jars.