Orchard Pottery August 28, 2018 – Posted in: Artists

Artist : Orchard Pottery

Orchard Pottery is a small studio pottery – the partnership of Doreen Gardner and Tony Smither. The workshop, founded in 1980, is situated in a small village in West Devon, with beautiful views of a Dartmoor tor at the head of the valley. The pottery concentrates on the design and manufacture of sculptural birds and beasts for the home and garden.

Doreen & Tony work predominately in ceramics, using most of the manufacturing processes available. These include coiling, press moulding, slip casting, throwing, extruding, and slab building. On many pieces two or more techniques are employed.