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.
Category Archives: Find us
If you need inspiration for present buying then come and visit us on Saturday 27th November at Killyleagh Castle. We will have all of our Christmas pottery range available as well as some new ranges. Perfect for everyone’s Christmas present.
We are appearing at a few local craft fairs over the next few weeks so keep checking back for details. The next date for the diary is: Thurs 18th Nov, 7-9pm at the Christmas Craft Fayre (run by the Royal Belfast Hospital … Continue reading
We are back at Belmont Tower, Belmont Church Road, Belfast on Saturday 6th Nov. If you are nearby be sure to call in and check out our new pottery ranges for autumn and winter. We’ve got mugs for coffee, cups … 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
Just to remind you… in case you only know us through our website or from bumping into us at craft fairs, we do have a home where you can visit. Our studio is located just outside Dromara, only 10 mins from … 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
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