Ian Foote is Head Potter at the Morris & James pottery in Matakana, originally working with Ant Morris since 1989. Over the years Ian has thrown thousands of pots, honing his craft. Working alongside his son Jesse Foote, Ian throws pots most mornings. In the afternoon you’ll find him loading kiln cars, and tinkering with new ideas or glazes in his design studio. Ian’s a fundamental part of the Morris & James team, having developed years of knowledge and experience working with Matakana clay, which is harvested from a local clay pit adjacent to the pottery site. Catch Ian throwing a large pot at the next Morris & James factory tour, 11.30am daily.