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: August 2010
We’ve heard the weather forecasters mention autumn weather. Everyone is talking about ‘back to school’. And X Factor is starting. That is just not right! We are grabbing hold of summer with both hands and not letting go until it … Continue reading
Before we went off on holidays we were partying hard, very hard. But it was work related. We were hosting pottery parties. This is the work that was created at our most recent kids pottery party…yes these beautiful pieces were … Continue reading
Maybe we are just trying to prolong the holiday feeling but we wanted to share some of the delights of Cornwall as experienced by our potter Jenny. She has came home brimming with ideas for our new range so we … Continue reading
It’s Jenny’s 30th birthday….again! If she was anyone else we would buy her some personalised drin pottery. Probably something from the ‘hearts’ range, maybe an every day bowl accompanied by a large tub of her favourite Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream. … Continue reading