Welcome to the Village Pottery, a unique family-run pottery in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol. We have a wide selection of beautiful handcrafted items for sale as gifts or for personal use. Our ceramics are unique and personal, but they are also intended to be used.

Phone: 0117 973 4343
Email: jen@thevillagepottery.co.uk


Gifts

Is it someone's birthday? Looking for a unique wedding present? Come by the pottery and have a chat to Jen about creating a personalised pot for that special someone.

The Village Pottery is constantly being replenished with hot-out-the-kiln pots. Keep an eye out for the ‘Hershey Kiss’ inspired candle snuffers, quirky garlic roasters and everybody’s favourite... mugs and teapots. Don't forget those seasonal gifts too, such as boiled egg & soldier plates. Jen is always thinking up new designs and will welcome yours.

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Please put your orders in early to allow Jen time to create them. To place an order give me a call or email me at: jen@thevillagepottery.co.uk


About the Potter

Jen working on the wheel

Hi, I’m Jen. I established The Village Pottery in 2005. My dream was to set up a space where I had a studio, shop and café. I wanted people to be able to come in and use my work whilst watching and learning how pottery is made. We live in such an instant society that we sometimes lose sight of how much love, care and time goes into hand-crafted items.

It was during my Ceramic BA(Hons) in Cardiff that I began to make forms on the potter’s wheel. I instantly fell in love with the process. I became very interested in the debate of whether functional items are seen as art. I believe that handmade objects have a soul, they tell a story, and these functional, yet aesthetically pleasing pieces, can enlighten everyday actions.

My business has developed over the years to include teaching small and large groups, baby feet imprinting, wedding lists, personalised commissions and most recently designing bespoke tableware for Michelin star restaurants. However what brings me most joy remains the same... which is, that my pottery is bringing joy and happiness to the lives of people around the world everyday.


Lessons

Have you ever tried to throw a pot on the wheel? You can follow the process from start to finish, ending up with a personal memento to take home. Turn a piece of wet clay into a smooth functioning pot. Anything from a bowl to a plate can be created and decorated by yourself.

Once your creations have dried Jen will then fire them in the kiln and you will pick it up a few weeks later, ready to show your work to the world, or give it as a gift.

It's lots of fun and all ages and abilities can give it a go.

If you prefer to simply have fun at throwing the pot on the wheel without firing it, Jen offers 30 minutes introductory sessions. Gift Certificates are available.

Large groups are welcome at Jen’s studio in Easton-in-Gordano, just 10 minutes from Clifton. Hen parties and kids parties welcome. Get out of the office and tune into your creative side with team building office pottery parties. It’s a lot of fun and very therapeutic.

Jen giving pottery lessons to some kids

Pottery Lessons Pricing

A. Taster (1 pupil)

An introductory half hour session on the wheel. (All creations will be recycled)

Suggested all ages

£15

B. Wheel Only (1 pupil)

A half hour lesson on the wheel. Jen will then put a clear glaze on the pot and fire it ready for collection.

Suggested 4 yrs - adult

£25

C. Wheel & Glazing (1 pupil)

A half hour lesson on the wheel with a follow-up half hour glazing lesson.

Suggested 9 yrs - adult

£40

D. Wheel Only (1 pupil)

A one hour lesson on the wheel. Jen will then put a clear glaze on the pots and fire them ready for collection.

Suggested 9 yrs - adult

£45

E. Wheel & Hand Building (2 pupils)

A one hour lesson, including a session on the wheel plus hand-building. Jen will then put a clear glaze on the pots and fire them ready for collection.

Suggested 4 yrs - adult

£55

F. Wheel & Hand Building & Glazing (2 pupils)

A one hour lesson on the wheel plus hand-building with a follow-up half hour glazing lesson.

Suggested 9 yrs - adult

£70

All materials are included. Please enquire about larger group sessions and courses. Gift Certificates are available.

To arrange your lesson, contact Jen:
Phone: 0117 973 4343
Email: jen@thevillagepottery.co.uk


Baby Feet Imprinting

Baby feet imprinting

Baby Feet Imprinting

Capture the imprint of your newborn’s tiny feet with Baby Imprinting. A perfect gift for yourselves and your relatives.

Baby Feet Printing

Print your child’s hand or feet onto a functional piece of pottery to create that perfect gift for mum or dad.

Birth Plates

Have a personalised piece of potter made to commemorate the birth of a child. Plates, baby beakers, boiled egg & soldier plates and much more can all be personalised with the child’s name and date of birth. Pop into the shop to have a chat with Jen.

Please allow at least 3 weeks for Jen to create and fire your orders.


Weddings

Unique Ceramic Wedding List

Looking for a wedding list with a difference? Clifton potter, Jen Hamilton, can create a wedding list to suit you. All pottery can have personalised messages, names and dates engraved on the base for a truly unique gift to be cherished forever. Contact Jen to arrange a time to create your unique wedding list.

Individual Ceramic Heart Place Names

Why not combine a unique but inexpensive place name with your wedding favours? Clifton potter, Jen Hamilton, can create a ceramic heart for each of your wedding guests, bearing their name in your choice of colour. Please allow up to 5 weeks for Jen to complete your hearts.

A small video about my wedding list service... (click on the full screen icon to see it full screen)

Green inner service plates
Green dinner service tea cups
Green Dinner service complete
 
Wedding hearts
Wedding place setting

Bespoke Tableware

Cake stands
Bowls with kink in the side

Cafes & Restaurants

Do you want your company to stand out from the crowd? How about having some pottery designed especially for your business or branded with your company name? Jen can work with you to create bespoke tableware to suit your ethos.

Current clients include:


Finding Us

The Village Pottery
70 Princess Victoria Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4DD
UK

Phone: 0117 973 4343
Email:

Opening Hours:
Thurs-Sat 10-5


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Outside photo of The Village Pottery