Monday 24 February 2014

Available now

Well we've done it, the Winchcombe Pottery Slipware pots are now available in the shop. These are limited numbers as obviously we still have thousands of woodfired stoneware pots to make this year. It's been fun to work in earthenware but we already have one kiln full of stoneware ready to bisc and need a couple more before the selling season catches up with me. So it's pedal to the metal as far as production goes and the orders are stacking up ....... crack on Grimmitt!

Thursday 20 February 2014

More pics

Some finished ones. Busy bee at the moment juggling slipware firings, stoneware production, orders, office, shop and a fast approaching busy season. Wouldn't want it any other way.

Monday 3 February 2014

Wednesday 15 January 2014


The first of the Winchcombe Slipware pots got decorated today. It felt very strange at first to be trailing slip but soon got back into it after the first few. There's just something special to me about the process of making slipware pots and to be able to do it at the pottery that first sparked my interest in clay feels great. I hope to be able to spend a couple more weeks at it before we have to switch back to the stoneware production. Somewhere next week we have to fire the woodkiln, which is 3/4 packed right now and is just waiting for a few teapots and chargers to be bisc fired in one of the electric kilns to top it off. It's a fairly quiet time of year right now and Mike Finch is taking his annual leave in India but myself and John are cracking on at a pace to ensure we have a good new range of slipware to put in the shop and fill the stockroom so we are ready for next seasons sales.

Saturday 4 January 2014

Some pics from 2013

About to start some slipware pots at Winchcombe. The first time they've been made there since the 1960's. Excited!

Monday 23 December 2013

Been a long time ...................... is anybody still out there?? Here's what i'm upto. Merry Christmas bloggers!