jenny melville, our potter
drin pottery is Jenny Melville. An Irish potter living in the rolling hills of Country Down.
Inspired by nature, claimed from the earth, crafted by hand.
All our pottery is made by hand - no factories, no moulds, no production line, just hands inspired by the heart.
Everything is hand crafted, glazed, decorated and fired by Jenny, in her home studio.
Jenny gets inspiration from the landscape around her, from living her life, from wanting to cherish the 'little moments'.
the pottery range
what our pottery would say
if our pottery could speak - it can't, but if it could...it would say 'use me, touch me'.
Please don't put drin pottery on the sideboard beside the Royal Doulton. It wants to be on your kitchen table. It wants to be touched everyday.
It wants hot coffee sipped from it, cold salty butter stored in it, moist chocolate cake devoured from it, kids slurping porridge from it, summer strawberries tipped into it....
We make it so you will use it. Yes it will break if you drop it on the floor, but it won't break if put in the dish-washer and it won't crack when stacked in the cupboard.
Use it, enjoy it, life's too short.
We have no planned events in the next few weeks. But you can visit our studio at any time, ands don't forget we are now stocked in Strawberry Fair in Strangford, Co Down.
Monthly Archives: May 2010
It’s just over four weeks to the end of school term – gulp! For some parents there are feelings of anticipation for the summer ahead, and for others there are feelings of complete and utter dread, and frantic searching for summer schemes! … Continue reading
Don’t ever be stuck for gift ideas again. Here at drin pottery we want to make life as simple as possible for you. Personalise a plate, mug or bowl and make a unique present for every single occasion. Birthdays, christenings, … Continue reading
It might sound like a personal question, but do you like to mix it up or are you faithful to one and only? Don’t worry – we are only talking mugs. Some people are faithful to their favourite design – six … Continue reading
Everyone has their own signs that indicate summer has arrived. And in this part of the world those signs aren’t always related to the weather (!) – it might be the start of Big Brother, Wimbledon coverage, or maybe … Continue reading
We frequently get asked ‘where is drin pottery?’ and ‘where does the name drin pottery originate from?’. Well it’s the same answer to both questions. drin pottery is located in the townland of Mullaghdrin, just outside Dromara in County Down, … Continue reading
Don’t know about you but over here at drin pottery we are panicking slightly that it is mid May and we don’t have an awful lot happening in the veg patch. It sort of looks like it did back in March. … Continue reading
It was nice to meet you… hello to everyone we met today at the Hillsborough Craft Fair. We will be contacting the winner of our pottery prize draw very soon so keep checking your in-boxes and answer phones! And to … Continue reading
Ingredients: 1 drin pottery mug 1 caffetiere 3 scoops of ground coffee (we love….anything freshly ground, Fair Trade and strong) 1 seat in the sun your favourite novel (we’re loving Guernica by Dave Boling) Sit back, relax – coffee never … Continue reading