John Maltby trained at Leicester and Goldsmiths originally as a sculptor and then as a potter with David Leach. The Artist draws inspiration from greats such as Paul Klee, Picasso and Alfred Wallis. Since 1996 John started making figurative pieces which are made from stoneware clay and decorated with coloured clays. The pieces are fired to 1220 oC and then a further firing of 750 oC , this creates the unique texture of each piece. John exhibits both nationally and internationally, his work becoming increasingly collectable.