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Johns' Pottery is to Scilly as the White Cliffs are to Dover

We could not possibly visit St. Mary's without a visit to John in his Pottery. Not only are his... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Tony M
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We could not possibly visit St. Mary's without a visit to John in his Pottery. Not only are his creations so worthwhile taking home as souvenirs and presents, but his wit and charm make the experience so uplifting. Long may he continue with the same.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tony M
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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