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ireland - potters/potteries - where to go/see - also

updated sun 17 feb 02


kruzewski on sat 16 feb 02

England,Scotland, Wales

Hi Karen and Cliff,

The advise you received from Ken Chin-Purcell to see Wobage Farm is very good. You
will see excellent ceramics there.

There are some good ceramics shops and galleries in a mid-Wales town called
Machynlleth - small historic place, my home town in fact. A little further West
(about 45 minutes) is Aberystwyth Arts Centre - where the International Ceramics
festival is held biannually. That has a very good collection of pots on display -
many fine makers - Lucy Rie, Bernard Leach, and so many more, as well as more
contemporary artists.

Up the coast there is Janet's Chapel of Art at Criccieth with, of course, the
Potters' Path- we could always meet up there if you have the time.

Further north still, Margaret and David Frith's gallery at Denbigh is wonderful - a

Visiting these places would probably take 2 days of your stay - but I may stand
corrected there, just depends how fast you move! At the same time you get to see
some wonderful mid and north welsh countryside, sea, castles and mountains. If you
plan it well you can dip from England through Wales, up through North Wales,
rejoining England and travel to Scotland via the Lake district.

To find out more about the places i've suggested you could visit North Wales
Potters Website - , and from it there are links to the
Friths brookhouse pottery website, and I believe, Aberystwyth Arts Centre too.
which ever way you go, if you follow these suggestions, you are likely to pass
through Machynlleth - good place to browse and have a coffee before moving onwards.
Janet's website is another good place to check up on
what's about here.

If you want any more information, directions etc, email me direct and I will do
what I can to help.


North Wales