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The Pottery at the Courtyard Centre opened in 1990.Tradpots (traditional hand-thrown pottery) not only has a large display area for customers to browse at leisure, but it is also a working pottery where visitors can often watch the potter at work! Mark has his own throwing wheel, casting room, glazing facilities, kiln and workshop to complete the whole process from raw clay to finished product on-site.
Vases are created on a throwing wheel, left to dry overnight, then ‘turned’ to ready them for carving. Each pattern is unique and hand carved into the pot using a special tool.
Each stunning hand carved vase or painted plate is unique and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The ‘MB’ originals can take over 8 hours to produce and are highly collectable items. Mark is happy to take commissions and create an exclusive work on consultation.

Feel free to come in and look around, with pottery, terracotta garden pots, mugs, gifts and more there is something at the pottery for everyone.

Little ones (and those who are young at heart) may like to try painting their own plaster models.


Regular pottery classes and one to one sessions are available for students of all levels. A warm welcome and free tea & coffee await you!

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Once the background colour has been sprayed, the design is carefully applied by hand before the plate is fired at 1060oC.
The vibrant colours are produced by a skilled spraying technique using blended glazes. A variety of colours, shapes and sizes are displayed at The Pottery.
Hand painted commemorative plates to your specification. We cater for ‘one off’ individual requests like Christenings, Anniversaries etc and business requirements.

TRADPOTS POTTERY, The Courtyard Craft Centre, Huntick Rd, Lytchett Minster, Dorset, BH16 6BA

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