About the Studio
Bridge Pottery is set in a beautiful environment, with the Burry Pill flowing through the garden on its way out to the estuary. It attracts lovers of pots, potters and pottery students from all over the world.
The place itself is very special and life at Bridge Pottery is absorbing and ever changing, a busy, demanding but fulfilling place to work.
I am committed to sharing my skills and the potential of the pottery. We built a new smaller cross draft wood firing kiln in 2018. This gives us the opportunity to fire more frequently and efficiently and also scope to explore wood firing without salt. I continue to share my studio and offer opportunities for other potters to work alongside me.
We grow vegetables as organically as possible, bearing in mind that the weather is ideal for rearing slugs! We have also planted and coppiced a lot of trees.
In 2010 the rebuild of the studio was completed. It is now very well insulated and very light, a lovely space to work in. There are two making studios that easily open up to create one larger space, which is great for courses. We also have a clay room with pug mills and an extruder.
Residencies at Bridge Pottery
Currently i have a young potter Chris Jenkins working and studying with me. During the summer months there is usually an opportunity for another potter to do a residency here.
I am hoping that a young potter from India will be joining us this summer.
Courses at Bridge Pottery
Although I am not planning on running any ongoing throwing courses here at the moment, we are offering some taster courses. Please do let me know if you are interested.
We are planning on doing some Saturday workshops during the summer, so watch this space!
I use a stoneware clay produced by Solargil from St Amand en Puisaye, near La Borne in France.
This clay has traditionally been used in this region of France to produce wood fired salt glaze, pots, tiles and bricks. The clay is high in silica and very carbonaceous, almost black when soft and dries grey. It is rich in minerals, very plastic and lovely to throw.