Margaret Frith

Margaret was introduced to clay at Bolton College of Art and studied at Stoke-on-Trent School of Art under ex-Bernard Leach apprentice Derek Emms. It was here that she met her husband-to-be, David Frith. They established their first workshop in the mid-sixties and have been based in their 18th Century woollen mill workshop in Denbigh, North Wales since 1976, where they continue after fifty years to teach and create their own work.  

Margaret works in porcelain making thrown pieces sometimes faceted, fluted or altered with decorative techniques of carving, layered ash, and celadon glazes, wax resist, and freehand brushwork. Her work has developed from the British Studio Pottery tradition where Anglo-Oriental ideologies and aesthetics intersected and blossomed. She continues to research and experiment extensively to develop her porcelain body and high-fire reduction glazes for wood or gas firings. 

Margaret’s work is held in many private and public collections and exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Margaret is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.

Profile photo by Layton Thompson.