Jan Bunyan studied French at Manchester University and only became a potter in her thirties. She set up her first studio in 1980 and moved to the pottery at Butlers Marston in Gloucester in 1992. She makes a range of strong practical oven- and tableware. The works are hand thrown in red earthenware and dipped in white slip before being decorated with freely applied coloured oxides and stains to give the quality of watercolour paint. The works are clear glazed and fired in an electric kiln to 1100ºC.