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Hempmill Pottery - Richard Heeley

Richard Heeley yunomi Richard Heeley vase Richard Heeley guinomi

 

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!


The Kiln Shed


Bourry Box Wood Kiln


Richard with some pots fresh from the wood kiln


Newly opened wood kiln


Inside the wood kiln


Inside the wood kiln


Pottery leaves left by visiting potters


The Stables Gallery


Pots for sale in the Stables Gallery


Pots for sale in the Stables Gallery


Pots for sale in the Stables Gallery


Pots for sale in the Stables Gallery


Pots for sale in the Stables Gallery


Pots for sale in the Stables Gallery