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Bespoke Handmade Pottery for Cafe Restaurant In Sheffield

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Bespoke Handmade Pottery for Cafe Restaurant In Sheffield

I have recently delivered my first bespoke pottery commision to Aston Springs Farm in Sheffield where I work as a Chef for my day job. Having worked as a chef for a number of years I’m all too familiar with the frustrations of breakages of tableware. Often dishes need to be presented in a certain way, and if you don’t have enough pots it slows you down. This is just one of the reasons why chefs are always so angry… During my pottery making I often make little pots to try out new glazes – they represent how a glaze...

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My Favourite Sheffield Potters

Sheffield Pottery

My Favourite Sheffield Potters

To be honest I don’t really know many other Sheffield Potters personally, but here are a few I do know, and a few I don’t know but have come across on the internet and have liked their work. Firstly Penny Withers is a Sheffield Potter who taught my wife for a number of years. She has a studio in Persistence Works where she runs pottery evening classes. She is a lovely lady, and we are lucky to have some of her beautiful work at use at our home. Emilie Taylor is someone I came across whilst searching for other Sheffield...

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Woodseats Pottery – Introduction to Woodseats, Sheffield and History of Ceramics

Sheffield Pottery

Woodseats Pottery – Introduction to Woodseats, Sheffield and History of Ceramics

Note: This post was written when I produced pots under the Woodseats Pottery name. My name is Tom Humphries, I’m the founder of Woodseats Pottery where I make all kinds of stoneware pots. I’ve always been interested in clay, my first encounter was at Junior school where we all made clay ornaments one day. Even then I was fascinated by the texture, and how a muddy substance would firm up into a hard object. Around thirty years later my wife was taking evening classes in pottery and I decided to buy her a pottery wheel for her birthday. After she...

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