Alex McErlain

Freelance Studio Pottery Consultancy.

Areas of specialist interest:

  • Studio pottery, history, theory and practice.
  • Writing about potters and studio pottery.
  • Academic HE examination and research supervision.
  • Exhibition curation.
  • Film making.
  • Collaborative practice.
  • Tableware, salt glazing, kiln building and wood firing.


  • Trained as a production studio potter with Ray Finch at Winchcombe pottery.
  • Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University 1976-2010.
  • Freelance studio pottery consultant since 2010.
  • Has extensive experience of committee work.
  • Further information here.


  • Throwing pots and associated studio pottery production techniques.
  • Lecturing on the subject of potters and studio pottery.
  • Writing on the subject of potters and studio pottery.
  • Curatorial skills including the instigation, development and realization of exhibitions.

Based in Lancashire.