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: June 2010
Don’t know how she did it, balancing those mugs on the bike, but she did! Jenny completed the maracycle from Belfast to Dublin and is now home safe and sound in the studio never to be released again. Back to … Continue reading
As much as we would like to crack open the champagne or Pimm’s at lunchtime to watch Wimbledon, it isn’t always possible (well someone has to do the school run’s and be sober enough to look after the children). But at … Continue reading
Personally we think that our potter Jenny should be spending all her time in the studio churning out our beautiful drin pottery but she seems to think that she has time to take part in the Co-operation Ireland Maracycle! … Continue reading
At drin pottery we celebrate Granda Drin’s birthday at the same time as Father’s Day. If men aren’t hard enough to buy for, try buying two presents in the same week for the same man! Pottery might not seem … Continue reading