Paul Preston

    I have been immersed in the craft since a tentative beginning in 1958, with a brief foray into diploma Architecture R.I.B.A, teaching myself along the way. Abandoned the poor architects to their fate, going full time  jewellery.

    Supported myself by diving for crawfish and later scrap from wrecks 'round Land's End. Since I could live off the sea, there was no pressure to make "commercial" work.              I did what I pleased.

    I admired and collected the Studio Pottery of Bernard Leach whose kilns were nearby in St. Ives. A Studio Artist cares more for work than money.

    I wished to emulate the great man and make collectable work. It is not so easy to keep it up, but I have.