Walter was born in 1942.
He trained at Harrow School of Art studying under Victor Margrie and Michael Casson before setting up his first workshop in Buckinghamshire in 1965. He eventually moved his studio to Penallt, Wales where he now lives with his wife Madoline.
Walter’s work is held in a number of public collections including The Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Museum Wales, The American Craft Museum – New York, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston and The Museum of Modern Art – Tokyo. He is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.