Bell came from Canada to work at the Leach Pottery in 1930-31, and established the Malvern Pottery thereafter.
"Very early on a woman named Muriel Bell from Canada worked at St Ives about the time I first joined the pottery. She went on to set up a pottery. Then just after Muriel Bell came Charlotte EPTON who latter married Edward Bordon, the war artist. Neither of these women were there very long." (Ceramics Monthly Jan 1997, A Conversation with David Leach by Gary Hatcher)