Ceramics by Patrick Lester and Jonathan Hancock.
Built at the turn of the century as a steam bakery, we have converted the building re-using much of the original on-site materials to house a pottery, with a gallery and showroom on two floors. The workshops and display areas we have created feel friendly, spacious and airy, retaining a sense of the traditional but with a modern edge. Here you will find an ever-changing selection of work from our wide production range including all manner of domestic ware, garden pots, planters and large and small one-off pieces. The main emphasis in our work is form & function combined with a high quality making-technique looking to an end result which is interesting, professional and pleasing to the eye.
From the ground floor showroom you have direct contact with us and will be able to watch and comment whilst we throw on the wheel or work at the bench.
The materials we use cross the ceramic spectrum to include porcelain, stoneware and earthenware clays, depending upon the demands of the chosen form, the stoneware clays being supplied by a small family-owned claypit at St Agnes, North of St Ives. Also the firing techniques are broad based, being reduction, oxidisation (high and low temperature) and burnished pieces but with an overall preference for high-fired reduction ceramics. In due course we hope to expand our range further by the inclusion of work both by other potters and by local painters, together with the periodic staging of exhibitions of our own. (Please watch this space.)
The pottery is open from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. 7 days a week throughout the year.
To contact us at the Steam Pottery please phone 01736 788070 , or visit us in Pendeen.
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We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy our work.
To contact us at the Steam Pottery please phone 01736 788070, or visit us in Pendeen.
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Jonathan Hancock and Patrick Lester
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