The pottery was established by Robert Goldsmith in 1985 in the beautiful and historic Hampshire village of Selborne.
All the work is hand thrown and turned stoneware. No machines or moulds are used and the traditional techniques have taken many years to perfect. The pottery does not try to mimic the past but draws on skills rarely practiced today. Combined with high temperature stoneware glazes, fine brushwork, wax resist and glaze trailing, the finished pots with rich copper red and cobalt blue glazes are both functional and decorative whilst still having a contemporary look. On the Specials range, gold lustre is hand decorated on to the stoneware pot and then fired again, adding a luxurious opulence not normally found on studio pottery. The glazes and pigments are made up from raw materials in the pottery and are fired in a gas kiln to over 1300° Celsius. This fuses both clay and glaze together in an impenetrable bond, giving the pottery both its brightness and its depth of colour. Although decorative, the pots have been designed to be used and are oven and dishwasher safe.
Please visit the website of the pottery for more information, for their full range and to simply enjoy the beauty of their artwork: www.selbornepottery.co.uk.
The pottery can be purchased by cash, check or paypal. Depending on your location and preference I offer local delivery, personal collection from Marlborough, MA or shipping. Please contact me for details.