Ian began his ceramic career in whitewares manufacturing (bone china and earthenware) with Wedgwood, and raw materials supply to the ceramics industry with Hepworth Minerals.
Ian started work at CERAM/Lucideon in 1988 working on the development of triaxial printing colours for ceramics and encapsulated cadmium colours. Leading to many years being involved in development of lead free systems for tableware glaze and decoration.
Ian graduated from Staffordshire University BSc Hons in ceramic Science and engineering and holds LiCeram.
Ian has worked in most industry sectors from metal forging to bone china figurines from building materials to fuel cells and pharmaceutical delivery carrying out material development, assessment, process improvement and site visits and new product development. He has recently supported visiting students in shaping R&D programmes for the Biodensol and HyMedPoly European programmes.
His experience in ceramic glaze and decoration has led to a recent focus on development of glassy materials for non-traditional applications including sealing and joining, controlled release and functional materials.
A member of the Lucideon materials group, Ian works closely with Healthcare with respect to materials development and Lucideon Technology providing support in colour matching of existing products and preparation of special colours as required.
In addition to technical activities, Ian engages with potential and existing clients to develop work programmes to meet customers’ needs.