Bryan Newman (1935 – 2019)

Bryan Newman in 1982 at his pottery in Somerset


My sister Sasha and I share this in memory of our parents, the potters Bryan and Julia Newman. Here are some pictures of him, my late mother Julia Newman, and Dad’s pottery.


15 thoughts on “Bryan Newman (1935 – 2019)

  1. So sorry to hear this Kim

    Posted by Emma Penn | August 17, 2019, 1:11 pm
  2. My condolences; I lost my own father not long ago. The pottery is wonderful.

    Posted by Mike Stamm | August 17, 2019, 6:28 pm
  3. Sorry to hear of his passing. He was one of my teachers at Camberwell, and I owe him a great deal for his guidance and encouragement. My condolences to you.

    Posted by Rick Howlett | August 17, 2019, 11:59 pm
  4. Sorry for your loss. Take care .

    Posted by Damian Magee | August 18, 2019, 4:22 am
  5. My sincere condolences. Such great work will undoubtedly be cherished by generations to come.

    Posted by René Lauritsen | August 18, 2019, 3:49 pm
  6. Such sad, sad news.
    We’re so very lucky to be surrounded by so much of his work and he is such a presence in all of our homes.
    Every time I sit and see the sublime wood carving he did for mum and dad recently I am stunned by his talent.
    You and Sasha must be so very proud. I know dad has been hit quite hard at the loss of his dear old friend.
    My memories of our times in Aller, riding Fancy with your mum, egg rolling at Easter, playing pool with your dad… are still so vivid after all these years.
    Sorry for your loss x

    Posted by Anna Morris | August 18, 2019, 9:28 pm
  7. Sorry for your loss, especially when you were about to leave for, or had already left for, Dublin.

    I lost my father when I was only nine, sigh…

    Posted by Andrew Porter | August 18, 2019, 10:19 pm
  8. Hi Kim, So sorry for your loss. I have learned of your parent’s pottery only this past few weeks as I went to ask help from the southwest pottery association re the origin of a casserole pot I bought. It looked special so wanted to know where it came from. And weeks of search lead me to this article. My casserole looks like the teapot and the small vase in your pictures.

    Posted by Cathi | November 6, 2020, 10:47 am
    • Hi Cathi – I’ve added a picture showing the maker’s mark of Aller Pottery – which looks a little like the A anarchy symbol. If your casserole has this, it’s one of Dad’s.

      Posted by kimnewman | November 6, 2020, 11:29 am
  9. Hello my name is Allison. Recently I acquired a ceramic piece. I was curious how mr. Newman labeled his art? I can send pictures of what I have. To an email address if you’d like
    Thank you

    Posted by Allison Riffle | December 14, 2020, 9:16 am
  10. I was your Dad’s studio assistant in London during the winter and spring of 1964-1965. On Friday evenings, I went to your parents flat in Brixton for supper. While they prepared it, I sat with you and Sasha as we watched Dr. Who in case the Darleks got to scarey.
    After a long break from my career in pottery, I returned to it in 2020 and wanted to let Bryan know what I was doing, only to find that I was too late. I am grateful to him as a teacher and to both your parents for their hospitality in London and Aller.

    Posted by George Cummings | March 25, 2022, 3:50 am
  11. I’m sorry to hear of your loss,. they seem like they would have been our friends, glad they were yours for the time you had with them.

    Posted by M. Turyn | January 1, 2023, 5:59 pm
  12. Sorry to hear of your loss Kim.

    I grew up in Langport (at Brooklands remand home where my father Huw Walters worked). I remember your sister Sasha quite well – did you live in Wearne Lane, Langport for a little while?

    Wevisited the pottery in Aller many times – my parents knew your parents.
    Cheers, Glyn Walters

    Posted by Glyn Walters | January 13, 2023, 12:45 am
  13. RIP, your parents were talented.

    Posted by Neil Wellappili | November 14, 2023, 10:58 pm

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