Collection: Richard Batterham

Richard Batterham (1936-2021) was one of the most respected post-war potters working in this country. Introduced to clay at 13 during his time at Bryanston School, Batterham apprenticed at the Leach Pottery (where he met his wife, Dinah Dunn) before establishing his own studio in Dorset in 1959. He remained there for over seven decades, expanding his workshop and honing the exceptional range of wares that became so synonymous with his name they had no need for a potter's mark. His work earned him the esteem of major collectors, among them Sir David Attenborough and the food writer Nigel Slater, and is currently being celebrated this year with a major ongoing retrospective at the V&A Museum.