Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Lavender Cottage

Lavender Cottage is a small pottery in the village of Penwithick near St.Austell in Cornwall. It is owned and run by Jim and Joyce. A couple of years back after some health problems we decided to take early retirement from our regular jobs and move to Cornwall. After several months of 'holiday' we needed something to occupy our time and as we had both developed an interest in Pottery we proceeded to construct our own pottery in the large workshop in our garden. At present our products are made using molds and this type of craft is known as 'Slip caste Ceramics' We are also taking classes at St Austell Colledge, learning the other methods of clay work such as the Wheel, and Slab work. Our Catalogue of products is expanding regularly and we now supply several outlets in Cornwall and also one in Kent. Our most recent customer in Cornwall is the Kingsley Village at Fraddon which is an outlet solely for Cornish food, crafts, and produce.