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Andrew and Joanna YoungImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Common Farm, Sustead Road, Gresham, Norwich, Norfolk, UK, NR11 8RE. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)1263 577548
Fax: +44 (0)1263 577548
Email:
Web-site: www.young-pottery.co.uk
Availability: The Pot Shop is open all year round from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. On Sundays if we are at home we are open but it is important to phone first. In fact it is a good idea to phone on any day of the week if you are making a special journey to see us. We do not normally show people round the workshops except during" Norfolk Open Studios " in May.

Directions:
The workshops and attached Pottery Shop are located at the eastern end of Gresham village, just inland from the North Norfolk coast. We are 3 miles west of Cromer, 4 miles east of Sheringham, 20 miles north of Norwich.We are a little bit isolated so the best way to find us is to print off the map and directions from our web site.

Last Updated: 2011-06-14

Current Work

Current Work

We offer several ranges of stoneware pots which are attractive and functional. Our original kitchen pots are strong and reliable in a brown glaze with a finish like salt glaze. The more decorated pots are made with a white clay and have a smooth finish in green, white, cream and blue. The items we make include Teapots, jugs, cups and mugs, lots of bowls and colanders, plates and dishes, juice squeezers and utensil jars. The pots are very reasonably priced from a mug at £10 to a big garden pot at £150.

Work generally available from:

David Mellors Kitchen Shop, Sloane Square, London
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk

Technical Information

Technical Information

Our pots are thrown and some are reshaped afterwards. They are fired only once ( the raw pot is glazed when dry ) in a large gas fired truck kiln at about 1320 degrees centigrade. All the clays and glazes are mixed from dry materials at the workshop. At present we have one part time assistant who also makes flatware on a jolley machine.

History

History

1971 - Joanna and Andrew met at Farnham Art School on the BA Ceramics course
1972&73 - Went to France to work for Australian potter Gwyn Hanssen for a few months. She had taught at Farnham and seeing her workshop running was an invaluable experience.
1973 - Andrew made some gargoyles for Farnham Town Council. A further commission needed salt glazing. Peter Starkey in Norfolk fired this in his salt kiln. He offered us work and in 1975 we took over his workshop when he went to run the Dartington Training Workshop.
1975 - Got married. Worked for six years developing pots in the ‘Functional Studio Pottery' tradition made popular by Leach, Cardew, Ray Finch etc.
1976 - Started selling at The Crafstmen Potters Association in London after meeting David Canter of the Cranks Wholefood shops. Other orders followed; D H Evans,Heals, Liberties. There are a few of our pots in the V & A collection of modern studio Ceramics.
1981 - Bought a property near Cromer with house and barns. Moved kiln etc. Trained three students over following few years.
1989 - Did some designs for Next Interiors.
1989 - Took a sabbatical to South America
1990 - Re-fitted workshops, new kiln, better workspace.
1991 - Had a daughter.
1993 - Featured in Delia Smith's Summer cooking programme & book.
1993 - Had a son.
1994 - Started making more decorative pots using white stoneware clay and dark green glaze. Sold through shows such as Country Living. Liked direct selling.
1994&95 - Developed techniques of roulettes and stamps to decorate pots.
2000 - Did up our little shop at Common Farm.
2001 - Expanded shop and smartened it up. Decided to cut down on wholesaling and concentrate more on selling from home.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Vases & Bowls
Teapots
Stoneware
Kitchen & Tableware
Handbuilt