Nigel Wood trained at traditional country potteries in Reading and Farnham in the late 1960s before joining the ceramics course at the West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1969. A year after leaving Farnham in 1972, Nigel established the Meon Pottery at West Meon in Hampshire with three former Farnham students. He worked at West Meon as a self-employed potter for some ten years, making stoneware, porcelain, and large terra-cotta garden pots. In 1984 Nigel embarked on a teaching and research career that lasted until 2010. He is now an Emeritus Professor to the University of Westminster and an Academic Visitor at Oxford University. In 2014 he re-started the Tichborne Pottery at Tichborne in Hampshire, where he now has a studio, combining this with continuing scientific research into ancient ceramics at Oxford University.
Nigel Wood. Thrown and reduction-fired stoneware made at the Tichborne Pottery, Hampshire in 2017.