Cilla and Camilla in Beaminster and Bridport both stock Bell Pottery. A new consignment of pieces has just arrived with some new shape pots decorated in the traditional Bell Pottery style.
Bell Pottery was created when Jonathan & Sue Atkinson married in 1968, after Jonathan completed the Harrow Art College pottery course. Sue, a very talented fabric designer had worked for Lucienne Day and other well known 60’s designers.
The name Bell Pottery was created in 1990 when they started to make spongeware.
Jonathan & Sue’s daughter Jane joined them to help her mother decorate the pots. Jane made an early start when Liberty’s of London unwittingly chose her designs when she was aged just 6 ! After several workshop move’s they are now settled in Spelsbury, Oxfordshire.
Sadly, Sue died in November 2008. Jane & Jonathan work together, Jonathan makes, glazes and fires the pots & sometimes makes tiles. Jane does all decorating and looks after the business