Geoffrey Eastop (1921-2014) 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.
Eastop 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.