We would like to thank Denby Pottery for their donation for the Christmas Raffle.
At Denby, handcrafted is not a word we use lightly. For us the word means the hands of our super-talented and passionate craftspeople and their amazing stories of creating Denby pieces along with the amazing craft techniques which sit behind every piece. Like the ever-growing community of craftspeople throughout the UK making incredible products, Denby remains passionate about handcrafted British ceramics.
Visitors to Denby sometimes comment that it's like 'being in the biggest studio pottery in the world'. We are not about endless volumes of plates dropping off the end of a machine production line. At Denby, spouts are shaped, handles are attached, pots are dipped, glazes are sprayed, kilns are emptied - all by human hands. And our people have rich and interesting stories to tell about their work and why they love what they do.
The craft begins by carefully observing real lives and designing products for the way we live. And this care continues through the design process, the magic of the glaze reactions, the unique iron-rich Derbyshire clay used, the scores of intriguingly-named pottery techniques we use (items can be fettled, jolleyed, sponged, turned and dipped!), the journey into the high temperature kilns and through to the thorough final inspection which happens to every piece before it gets the Denby backstamp of approval.