Seth Cardew, English studio potter, Died at 81


Seth Cardew was born in 1934, in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire and died on February 1, 2016.

He was an English studio potter.

Seth was the eldest son of fellow potter Michael Cardew and the brother of the composer Cornelius Cardew.

Seth Cardew started his education as a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School and Midhurst Grammar School, he then studied painting at Chelsea School of Art London and sculpture at Camberwell School of Art.

Seth Cardew then worked as a model maker at Pinewood, Elstree and Sheperton Studios from 1960 to 1970.

After his father’s death in 1983, Seth took over the running of Wenford Bridge Pottery in Cornwall and carried on the tradition of making tableware in stoneware and running “hands on” pottery courses.

His son, Ara Cardew, was also a potter who worked at Wenford Bridge from 1981 until 1997 when he relocated to the US.

His wife was quilt maker Roberta Cardew and they relocated to Masia Albadas, Spain, in 2005.

Seth Cardew passed away at 81 yrs old.