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.
Angels have proved a firm favourite again this year, they come in various colours and msot people keep them out all year round. Love your angel all year not just for Christmas-and a perfect gift for something different.
Wow! what a brilliant start to the day!
Follow us on your favourites as you sip your mulled wine from your Christmas mug and rummage in the attic to find all your Christmas bits and eat all the advent chocolates in one gooooooooo in a chocolate splurge maybe!
No snow yet this year so drinpottery has taken to building its own! We’ve had great fun making our own snowmen and enjoying a bit of craic and then painting them. They are then left in the studio to dry thoroughly and then unusually for snowmen we turn up the heat. They go into the kiln twice, once as a bisque firing and then again to glaze so they come out beautiful and shiny, ready to decorate your mantlepiece! Why not organise a group of friends for a night out doing soomething creative and productive and leaving you with your own clay momento.
Hope you have your faces painted, your witches’ hats are out,the pumpkins are carved and are ready to spook this weekend!
We are at Belmont Tower this Saturday 5th November 2011, so if you are around do call in that’s the start of the Christmas craft fairs. call in there are plenty of stalls and a great coffee shop. See you at Belmont Tower.