Our contemporary country pottery is inspired by the traditional pottery of Britain, which was made using local clay and only a few other materials. They were created with directness and bold decoration. These pots, like ours, were meant to be used and it is through use that they are most enjoyed.
Sean digs clay from a location close to St Andrews, at the site of Seafield Pottery Brick and Tile Works. This is fairly unusual for potters to do this now. Once cleaned and prepared, it is made into lovely warm pots for the home; and Christine decorates some of them. Sean also makes garden pots, currently using a commercially mixed clay from Valentines. We are inspired by the old country potters and are interested in revisiting old ideas to see how they can be used today while keeping abreast of new ideas on sustainability.
We are also influenced by our teaching work at the University of Dundee. Our enthusiasm for our pottery and for making things has meant we have met lots of interesting people through activities such as our farmers market, museum visits, pottery visits and digital networking. We occasionally hold pottery classes, write articles and papers, create promotional literature, blogs and websites. Christine also does live graphic illustration at events and conferences.
You can see us and buy our pots at the St Andrews Farmers Market on the first Saturday of every month. Some of our pots are available at The Cheesery in Dundee, which is well worth a visit for their fantastic cheese! Our YouTube Channel shows some videos of how we make our pots. We also have a Facebook page.