Don Jones was a local man who started working at Winchcombe Pottery in the school holidays. When he left school in 1950, he was taken on as an apprentice. Apart from his National Service, he stayed at the pottery until 1971, leaving to earn more money for less demanding work at the Postlip Paper Mill, so that he could support his wife, Molly. However, he installed a kiln at home and carried on making pots.
In the exhibition is a selection of pots from Don's own collection, generously loaned by Molly Jones.
The Museum will shortly be publishing a book about the life and works of Don Jones.
The museum is grateful to the contributors: Helen Brown, John Edgeler and Carol Harris, as well as to Alastair Robinson for most of the photographs of the pots and, of course, to Molly Jones.
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