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    Pi Potters

  • Our Potters

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    Duncan and Karen Browning

    Cwmystwyth

    We have worked with clay for over thirty years producing in the past art deco style ceramics, screen printed tiles and water features all during our time selling in London's Covent Garden but have now returned to traditional wheel thrown and hand built stoneware.

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    Carmel Pottery

    Jacky John’s work is mainly functional kitchenware. She hand throws her stoneware pots on the potters wheel and uses high firing glazes in a reduction atmosphere to create beautiful, exciting finishes.

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    Elizabeth Bernays

    Pembrokeshire

    Elizabeth Bernays lives and works in Pembrokeshire. She has been making pottery for many years. Elizabeth has perfected her craft and produces a wide range of artisan pottery. Her handcrafted products include jugs & vases, mugs & teapots, dishes & bowls, candle holders & wax melt burners.

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    Kate Glanville

    Plates and Tiles

    Kate was born in West Africa to Irish parents. She graduated with a degree in fashion design from Central St Martins in 1990, and set up her pottery business in 1992, after her ex-husband, potter Duncan Ayscough, introduced her to the joys of painting ceramics. They moved from London to Bethlehem in Wales in 1993. Kate now produces majolica glazed earthenware table ware and tiles in her studio in the middle of Llandeilo. She has sold her work in Liberty, The Conran Shop, Macy's New York and lots of other shops and galleries across the world. Nowadays Kate concentrates on creating tile murals and personalised commemorative plates and mugs to commission. She has been commissioned to make work for King Charles, Madonna, Roger Daltrey, Robbie Williams, Rick Astley and many other famous and not so famous customers! Kate has also had five novels published by Hachette in the UK as well in the US, Germany and Norway.

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    Magic Garden

    Gelliwen

    The beautiful coast and countryside which surrounds her home in West Wales provides Sally Rowles with an endless source of ideas and inspiration. Her ceramics are made from earthenware clay, hand-thrown or hand built from slabs in her garden studio.

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    Pi Potters

    From The Sublime To The Ridiculous

    Based in the Welsh market town of Llandeilo, Pi Potters work is imaginative, engaging and often humourous, drawing on her local environment, love of animals and family life for inspiration.

    Pi has worked with ceramics for 18 years and enjoys the challenges that Raku firing presents, colouring her work with an unpredictable mix of glaze, flame and smoke.

    Although always creative, Keely didn’t fully embrace her love for clay until 2002 when she enrolled on a figurative sculpture course in Newport Gwent. She has since experimented with hand building, and throwing and found a true passion for raku. Keely loves the intensity, unpredictability, and immediacy of this process. Keely's sculptures directly reflect her character, while drawing inspiration from her upbringing in the Welsh coastal town of Newcastle Emlyn and it's surrounding environment. Keely uses a home-made gas fired barrel raku kiln with a locally sourced, oak saw dust reduction to create unique variations in glaze and smoke patternation. Her love of the raku firing process continues to grow through experimentation and practice.