I first met Richard Heeley at the Earth and Fire festival in
2013. Since then we have become good friends and in August 2019
I visited his pottery at Market Drayton in Shropshire. Richard's
wife Lucy, once a ceramics restorer is now a trained chef and
toether they run the Hempmill Pottery and Cookery School.
When they bought Hempmill Brook Cottage two years ago it had
been neglected for a number of years, the buildings were damp
and the 6 acres of land were completely overgrown. The house is
now a lovely home, Richard has a productive pottery and gallery
and Lucy is running cookery courses so its all systems go!