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: October 2010
If you are feeling crafty this Hallowe’en and feel like getting into the ‘spirit’ of things by making some decorations, then let us set the standard high by showing off some of the pottery pieces made by seven year olds … Continue reading
We are starting to think about log fires, about time spent indoors reading books and about big steamy cups of hot chocolate. Or coffee. Or warm frothy milk. Anything that warms the fingers while you grip the mug, and warms … Continue reading
We are back in the midst of craft and pottery fairs at the minute so there are lots of chances to come and visit us. This week we are off to Ballygilbert Church, Bangor on Wednesday night (20 Oct), and at … Continue reading
Sometimes things go wrong – clay cracks, glazes don’t work out, handles fall off. This is the joy, and the pain, of handcrafting. So sometimes we get mugs and bowls that don’t just make the grade to sell to our … Continue reading