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. In 2001 I built a larger 2.75 cu.m cross-draft kiln, with the intention of creating more space in the kiln and to 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 pugmills and an extruder.
Residencies at Bridge Pottery
I will be having a potter doing a residency here at Bridge Pottery throughout the summer.
Courses at Bridge Pottery
Although I am not planning on running any throwing courses here at the moment, please do let me know if you are interested, so that I can get in touch. We are planning on doing some Saturday workshops during the summer, so watch this space!
I import and sell a stoneware clay produced by Solargil from St Amand en Puisaye, near La Borne in France. I can organise for tonne orders to go directly to your address otherwise you would need to organise collection from my pottery.
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.
- GSA T40 is a smooth stoneware clay and is available for £6.30 for 10 kg.
- 0.05 is the same clay as T40 but is grogged and costs £7.40 for 10 kg.
- RIF Primitif Clay is perfect for pit or bonfire firings as it is highly resistant to thermal shock and is available for £9 per 10 kg.
Please contact me via email if you wish to order clay.