Alan Spencer-Green was born in London on 16/06/1932. He is self taught as a potter. After national service in Korea, he was posted to Japan in 1955 and visited the studio of Shoji Hamada, who is influential not for his work alone, but for integration of life and work, an example Green was to follow. He set up a studio near Saffron Walden in 1963.
Green produced thrown individual pieces in stoneware and porcelain. Also in egg shell porcelaine with fine incisions inspired by old Chinese pottery. After a serious car accident in 1974 Alan did not produce any work until 1983.