Welcome!

Christmas is on it’s way and we have new pots coming out of the kiln all the time, so do come along for a browse.  We produce a wide range of pottery and porcelain, from espresso cups (from £6) to good size dishes, and vases and art pieces, with plenty under £20. See some examples below. We look forward to welcoming you.

 We have extended Christmas opening hours at the moment. Every Monday and Tuesday we are open until 8pm. Also on Sundays (in December only) we will be open from Noon to 4pm.

See our regular opening hours on the right.

Why not buy a gift voucher for a friend? Just give us a call or pop in. We can even send out your voucher to you by post. A great gift for Christmas! Also available for Have-a go sessions on the potter’s wheel. Call us on 0131 662 4064 for more information.

                                                                                                                                                  

 

See the award winning Poem ‘Spiral’, by Elizabeth Burns, from Paul’s  ‘A Potter, a Painter and a Poet’ collaboration – ,here.

Paul has been working on this absorbing event – A Potter, a Painter and a Poet – along with the painter Anne Gilchrist and the poet, Elizabeth Burns (1957-2015) ( …this twist in the clay slips into air…) and they developed a diverse and innovative collaboration inspired by ceramics and a beautiful ancient woodland on the north shore of Loch Tay. This includes artists’ tours , poetry readings, and a film.  We exhibited as part of the StAnza Poetry Festival with a fresh edition of the collaboration in the spring of 2016 (3rd to 6th March). Special to this event will be the premier of the film of the collaboration – PotterPainterPoet – directed by Sitar Rose. See the trailer here.

See some of Paul and Junko’s work here:

High Quality Handthrown Stoneware

At The Meadows Pottery in Edinburgh’s Southside (we are close to the Summerhall arts venue) we offer a wide range of the highest quality traditional pottery and contemporary ceramics in handthrown stoneware, with prices from £2 to over £1500. We accept commissions and we are always keen to discuss the possibilities with you. Everything is made by us, by hand. We are pleased to be able to tell you that we are now suppliers to the Michelin starred No.1 restaurant at the Balmoral Hotel.

We are privileged to have been working with the extraordinary young photographer Iga Gozdowska. Please look at the page Photos by Iga Gozdowska to see some of the wonderful results.

Here are some other recently made pieces.

From the beginning we have focused on supplying customers directly with reasonably priced, high quality stoneware that is warm, simple and easy on the eye.

With the distinctive range of glazes we’ve developed over more than twenty five years, everything from a simply glazed bowl to a highly decorated piece is created with the same care and consideration.

We are interested to know what you think of our pots and what you would like us to make. We benefit from many returning customers who have grown to know our wares over the years, some building up there own sets of ware for the home, or finding us a good source of successful gifts for friends and family. We make sure we keep a wide price range of wares on sale, with plenty of items selling for under £20. We make pots for all sorts of purposes, from the more usual mugs, jugs, bowls, vases, and teapots to colanders, goblets, garlic pots, saltcrocks, candleholders, cheesebells and planters, even the occasional five gallon teapot! Everything is handthrown on the potter’s wheel, on the premises, by us.

Apart from the porcelain, everything is high-fired oxidised stoneware, fired in an electric kiln to Cone 10, which is around 1300 degrees Celsius.  We hope our pots give something to the user, from the comfort of a curved form with a calming glaze, to the reassurance that comes from knowing a thing has been well made using the highest quality materials.

Contact us by email: tmp@themeadowspottery.com or by telephone: 0131 662 4064

 

Member of the Scottish Potters Association.

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