Charles Vyse (1882 – 1971) was born in Staffordshire to a family in the pottery industry. He studied sculpture at the RCA before becoming a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and continued his study at the Camberwell School of Art. He worked with Nell, his wife, who was exceptionally knowledgeable concerning ceramic chemistry. He occupies an important position in the history of British Studio Pottery as one of the pioneers experimenting with high-fired stonewares of Chinese type. His work is technically of a very high order.