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A real Potter who is absolutely potty!

Terrific little pottery, but the star of the show is the unique Scillonian character who is Mr... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Phil B
St Austell, United Kingdom
Lovely pottery and art

We really enjoyed our visit to this gallery, We met John the artist who is a bit of a character... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
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The Pottery Old Town Lane, TR21 0NG, England
+44 1720 422025
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Terrific little pottery, but the star of the show is the unique Scillonian character who is Mr Potter himself John Bourdeaux.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to this gallery, We met John the artist who is a bit of a character and such fun to talk to. He has led an interesting life. We bought a few really nice pieces of pottery as a souvenir of...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We arrived during a power cut but John not only kept his place open but was especially welcoming. Very good selection of fine pottery in his own distinctive style - but no two pieces were the same. Advised us on what mugs were dishwasher proof...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A 70plus nutter who is fun loving and a real gentleman. Very talented potter. Lovely stories get there early and have him to yourself.

Thank nickmBedford
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We were delighted to discover John Bourdeaux’s Pottery just outside Old Town. It was far more than just a shopping experience, as John shared stories, showed us footage of his baby granddaughter making a pot and old photos of the premises before it was converted...More

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Love going to visit John in his studio. Listening to his stories which always brings much laughter. Bought his newly published book which, when I read it, transports me straight back to the studio. He and his wife are inspirational crafters.

Thank sotonbelle
Reviewed 8 July 2018

John is one of the most welcoming people we have ever met. We browsed his pottery with its colourful and ornate pieces. He was very chatty and told us some wonderful stories. A must visit place whilst on St Mary’s.

Thank janepG6761ND
Reviewed 23 June 2018

John is a fine potter who's innovative designs would grace any home. He's very welcoming and always remembers his old customers. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank tighthead22
Reviewed 18 June 2018

we go to see john at least every year, recently twice a year. and he is always welcoming and wanting to show off his next idea. we bought a clock as soon as they were ready and have pre ordered his brand ne book.

Thank cohen_79
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Been visiting John’s pottery for absolutely years and our garden in North London is full of his rabbits, tortoises, owls, pigs, horses, shags, puffins, etc. Our house itself has numerous of his sea views and the latest exquisite lustre vases and tiles. The most recent...More

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