David Partington is a production thrower and educator. He makes stoneware pottery for commissions and delivers workshops for community groups or through private tuition.
His high-fired stoneware pottery is thrown on the wheel, mostly commissioned for restaurants and retail companies. His clients include James Martin, Great North Pie and Eagle Street Coffee, and he previously created homeware ranges for John Lewis and The White Company. David is inspired by the country potters of the 18th and 19th century who produced pots that were unpretentious, useful and beautiful.
David has delivered creative education for over 20 years, engaging wide-ranging communities with clay. One commission, Islington Mill: Place in the Community (funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund), engaged diverse audiences with Salford's textile industry through Islington Mill's industrial heritage and social narrative. He is a consultant and mentor for FiredUp4 staff in nationwide youth centres and regularly works in primary schools. In 2021, he delivered a class for children on Show Me How for Channel 5.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his studio is based at Islington Mill, Salford.
Islington Mill: Place in the Community (exhibition)
Unit 4 (Islington Mill), Salford, July 2021
Islington Mill: Place in the Community (workshops)
Heritage outreach workshops, local school, Islington Mill tenants, clay archaeology July 2020 - 21
Great North Pie
The White Company
James Martin Manchester
Angela Flanders Perfumery