Wali Hawes


Walter Hawes, or Wali, as he liked to be known, sadly passed away on August 4 2014 from cancer.  Born September 6th 1952 in Mumbai he attended St Mary's between 1959 and 1964. The Hawes family then came to the UK in 1965. After school, university and training as a potter in 1982 he went to live in Spain practicing pottery, teaching and raising two sons. From 1992 until 2009 he was based in Japan, before returning to Spain and then the UK in 2011. In accordance with his wish, his sons planted his ashes with a tree — the Cork Oak (Quercus suber) in the forests of Narvata, Catalunya, Spain.  Wali's website: www.walihawes.com provides much much more of his life and work in art.

— His brother Phillip Hawes (1970)