Michael was born in England and came to us from the Bryanston School there. At Princeton, where his father was a member of the Class of 1914, Michael majored in chemistry, earned Sigma Xi honors, and participated in the Rugby Club, JV crew, and cross-country. He was also president of the Pottery Club and the Chemistry Club.
Ten years after leaving Princeton, Michael had moved on from graduate work at Leeds University and was in Kampala, Uganda, as a potter and as a developer of several local potteries. He was active in the Uganda Development Fund for many years.
By 1974, Michael was back in Dorset, actively restoring a 13th-century watermill for his pottery business. He continued as a potter and became a member of the Royal Forestry Society, managing a small woodland in Dorset.
Michael is survived by his daughters and by his partner, Rachel Hooton. We offer our sincere condolences to them all.