Henry Pim was born in England in 1947. He studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art in London (BA Hons) and at the Rietveld Acadamie in Amsterdam (Postgraduate).
Pim started to exhibit his ceramics in 1979, and since then has had 18 solo shows and taken part in 78 group exhibitions. He has exhibited in 13 countries.
His work is held in many private collections and in 24 public collections including the V&A; the Crafts Council Collection (UK); the National Museum of Ireland (Dublin), The Ulster Museum, The Collection of the Irish Arts Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Stadelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and the Museum of Western Australia in Perth.
From 1990 Pim lived in Dublin, where he was the Lecturer in Ceramics at the National College of Art & Design.
Since 2012 he has worked at Vanguard Court Studios.