Geoffrey Eastop studied at Goldsmiths' College in London and the Academie Ranson in Paris. Following a year at the Odney Pottery in Cookham, Berkshire, he and Alan Caiger-Smith set up Aldermaston Pottery. He had a long and happy artistic partnership working with John Piper. His studio was in Berkshire. Eastop has used a wide variety of techniques, materials, glazes, styles and sizes - from small pots to large architectural works. His work is exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and has been shown at many exhibitions around the world. In 2005, he had a solo exhibition of his work at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Eastop died on the 25th of December 2014.
Pictures: portrait of Geoffrey Eastop (source Bohun Gallery); three objects by Geoffrey Eastop (source Bohun Gallery); large charger
earthenware, rich mottled red glaze with wax resist abstract linear pattern revealing the unglazed body, painted GE mark (source Maak London).
- Bohun Gallery, The Hollow Vessel-Geoffrey Eastop, 1980.
- Bohun Gallery, The Piper Years - A Memoir, 2005.