Tom Shingler awarded 2007 Holland Award

The Ceramics Society
29 Jun 2007

Mr Tom Shingler has been awarded the Roy T Holland Award for meritorious service in the traditional ceramics industries.

Tom gained a BSc in Physics at Liverpool University and took a job with what was then the British Ceramic Research Association (now Ceram research) working in Sanitaryware research department He moved to Bedford joining London Brick in the 1950s. He then joined Doulton Sanitary Potteries as Technical Director and worked through the 60s & 70s in this role.

In 1975 a major move followed to set up and run a Sanitaryware factory in Iran but this ended abruptly when the Shah was overthrown. In 1977 Tom returned to the UK and worked for Shelley furnaces before joining Twyfords for the remainder of his career.

During his career Tom produced a number of respected papers which have been widely published. His major interest has always been the effective drying and firing of sanitaryware. Tom has been involved in a technical capacity within the industry for over 40 years, now retired he is still an active member of IOM3.