Orchard Pottery - Devon

Stoneware, bronze or cold cast resin

Orchard Pottery is a small studio pottery – the partnership of Doreen Gardner and Tony Smither. We have been in business since 1980. The workshop is situated in a small village in West Devon, with beautiful views of a Dartmoor tor at the head of the valley. We concentrate on the design and manufacture of sculptural birds and beasts for the home and garden; there is no showroom or retail outlet.

Doreen & Tony work predominately in ceramics, using most of the manufacturing processes available. These include coiling, press moulding, slip casting, throwing, extruding, and slab building. On many pieces two or more techniques are employed. Recently some sculptures have been produced in cold-cast bronze resin and foundry bronze. All of the ceramic pieces are frostproof stoneware so that all of our products can be safely used in the garden all year round.

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