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Directions and Contact

You are welcome to visit the pottery showroom and workshop. A comprehensive range of affordable stoneware pottery is always available – vases, bins, teapots, store jars, jugs, mugs, ovenware casseroles, serving and cooking dishes etc. I’m open most of the time, but please phone first to arrange a visit. 01458 850385 • 07597 906316 • [...]

Mike Dodd

“Essential to his philosophy is an oriental view that the role of the individual in the creation of true art is unobtrusive. Mike’s work has maintained this philosophy in the making of unshowy pots with simply applied surface textures and subtle glazes sourced from naturally occurring materials. It is a rare approach that has required [...]

Community

Mike Dodd has exhibited widely both here and abroad and is now widely acknowledged to be one of the leading practitioners in this field. He is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and a fellow of the Craft Potters Association. In 1980, funded by Oxfam and Survival International, he built a wood-fired kiln [...]

Art

“I love the process of discovery, of letting go, of allowing one’s aliveness its own unique play – it’s fascinating to watch and to be absorbed by this relationship between disciplined technique and the free play of the heart.”

Work

I work mostly in stoneware, sometimes in porcelain, producing a standard but evolving range of strong, practical and affordable wares for the kitchen and home. Teapots, jugs, mugs, storage jars, bowls, ovenware casseroles, serving and cooking dishes, vases and bins. They are all made on a foot-propelled continental kickwheel. I also devote some of my [...]

Origins

As a young student, while studying to be a doctor at university, I visited many museums to see collections of mostly early Chinese, Korean and medieval English pots. I became increasingly convinced that that was where my future lay. After a short, unsatisfactory course at Hammersmith College of Art I left and with £90 to [...]

Technique

The pots are fired in an oil-fired kiln in what is known as a ‘reducing flame’ to create warmer, earthier colours. I have researched and tested a wide range of rocks (local, if possible ) e.g. Somerset basalt, Devon hornfels, and Cornish granite, as well as local clays and woodashes for use in glazes and [...]

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