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The idea of a pottery started in 1995 as a means of satisfying my desire to use the practical skills learned as an Engineering Craftsman and ceramicist. The practical skills were not required in my daytime roll as Production and then Technical Manager of a clay building products producer.
As all hobbies do it quickly became an obsession and many hours were spent fitting out the pottery and making the equipment that would become the pottery studio. Not satisfied with sitting on the sidelines and becoming a pottery widow my wife Janet became involved and soon learnt the skills needed to make quality ceramics. 
All the components detailed here are made in my garden pottery studio using clays similar to those used in the heavy clay industry. The pieces are fired in a home made manually controlled kiln relying on skilled observation and judgment to ensure a correct firing. Great effort is taken to maintain accurate dimensions and colour, however variations do occur due to differences in the batches of clay and firing conditions.





Pottery Shed
Wedging Bench



Pottery Shed
Wedging Bench



Potters Wheel
Kiln



Potters Wheel
Kiln









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