Potter Delan Cookson works exclusively in porcelain. His elegant vases, bottles and bowls are known for their distinctive, brilliant blue glaze, which is created from a combination of barium, lithium and copper carbonate. Its semi-translucent quality allows the white porcelain body to add brilliance to the finished pots, which are striking as individual works or groups of different forms.
Delan Cookson was born in 1937. After training at Bournemouth College of Art under David Ballantyne and at the Central School of Art, London, under Harding Green, he went on to work for Ruth Duckworth at Kew in 1956. In the 1980s he moved to West Cornwall, where he built a workshop and became a full-time potter.