Ewenny Pottery

For some 600 years there have been potteries in and around the village of Ewenny, near Bridgend, South Wales. They came into existence because of the ready availability of raw materials: red clay for the pots, suitable ores for glazes, and wood and coal to fire the kilns. Perhaps the two most famous to emerge from these were the Claypits and the Ewenny Potteries.

In the early 1800’s Evan Jenkins developed the Ewenny Pottery which emerged as a major Welsh art pottery, helped at the turn of century by the rise of the Arts and Crafts movement and the direct influence of Horace Elliot a designer from London. Today the pottery is still run by the Jenkins family.

Here at The Works Antiques Centre examples of Claypits and Ewenny pottery are constantly in stock. Prices range from £10 up to £800 for rare collectors’  items.

 

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