Subseries GSAA/REG/9/4 - John Holmes Gray

Key Information

Reference code



John Holmes Gray


  • 1954 (Creation)

Level of description



1 folder

Content and Structure

Scope and content

Includes John Holmes Gray's Travel Report.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Holmes Gray was born in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland, in 1929 and grew up in Glasgow. He did his National Service in the Royal Navy where he was awarded a Royal Navy grant to attend drawing classes at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. On finishing his service he studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1949-1954, at diploma and post-diploma level. He studied under Johnny Miller in the first two years and then studied ceramics from 1951 under Johnny Crawford (ceramics was then part of the Sculpture Department, the Head of which was Benno Schotz). He was awarded the Haldane Travelling Scholarship in 1953-54. After leaving Glasgow School of Art he worked for Johnson, Matthey & Co Ltd, potters, Stoke-on-Trent, England, and other successful Stoke potters such as Spode and Royal Worcester.

Archival history

Custodial history

Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical Description

Finding aids

Related Material

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related materials

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)


Place access points

People and Organisations

Genre access points

Administrative Information

Description identifier

GB 1694 GSAA/REG/9/4

Institution identifier

GB 1694

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition


Level of detail

Processing information




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organisations

Related genres

Related places