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2017 news – Happy New Year to you all!


After a successful handover to Fleen, I am busily creating my woodwork space and going to refresher classes. Watch this space for new work and my new website in the making! 

I would like to announce that the handover of my porcelain tableware range to Fleen went very smoothly. You can now see and purchase the full range at Fleen’s new website

Fleen will continue to work at Bankside studio in Ledbury, making and developing the porcelain range and running pottery workshops.

Many of you will have heard about my exciting new venture; I have been busy setting up a wood workshop at Bankside Studios. I am looking forward to producing musical instruments and wooden accessories for my one off porcelain pieces. Watch this space; I will be sharing images of my new work very soon!

In the mean time you can still view a selection of the porcelain range on my website, but to see the full range, make purchases and enquiries please visit

Hereford Contemporary

Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November, 2016.

Fleen and I will be exhibiting together at Hereford Contemporary in a fortnight’s time, which this year will be at a new venue – the Left Bank in Hereford.

We will be showing the hand-thrown porcelain tableware range, and Fleen will have new pots fresh out the kiln from her Autumn wood-firing.

Come and visit us if you can!

Bankside Christmas Open Studios

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December 2016

Bankside Studios, Little Marcle Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2DR.

Opening times 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Demonstrations and pieces for sale by eight makers; belatrova, Dave Preston, Fleen Doran, Stuart Houghton, Sunny Todd Print, Wendy Houghton, Dan Barker & Stephen Spanyol.

01531 633827

Spring Open Studios

This Weekend                                                                              

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April, 10am – 5pm

Come and visit 9 Bankside and see six makers in one place.

belatrova, Dave PrestonFleen DoranStuart Houghton PotterySunny Todd Prints and Wendy Houghton.

There will be demonstrations over the weekend as well as pieces for sale.

New Espresso Cups

Fresh out the kiln today, our new addition to the range, just the right size for popping under your coffee machine.

Glaze in four zingy colours- lemon, apple, cobalt and turquoise.

We will have these up on the online gallery for sale soon, in the mean time just send us an email to place an order and we can get them in the post to you.

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Espresso cups, in the making

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A new addition for the new year, espresso cups!

If my maths is correct then once fired these will be just the right size for popping under your coffee machine.

Clay carefully weighed out and balled up, thrown on the wheel to the perfect size using calipers to check dimensions, bases turned, handles attached and of course the ‘h’ stamp, all in a days work.

Once these are dry they will be bisque fired to 1000 degrees and then glazed…look out for these in a couple of weeks coffee lovers!