Sean Kingsley - Butter Wynd Pottery
Our contemporary country pottery is inspired by the traditional pottery of Britain, which was made using local clay and only a few other materials. They were created with a directness and bold decoration. These pots, like ours, were meant to be used and it through use that they are most enjoyed.
Sean digs clay from a location close to St Andrews, at the site of Seafield Pottery Brick and Tile Works. This is fairly unusual for potters to do this now. Once cleaned and prepared, it is made into lovely warm pots for the home; and Christine decorates some of them. Sean also makes garden pots, currently using a commercially mixed clay from Valentines. We are interested in revisiting old ideas to see how they can be used today while keeping abreast of new ideas on sustainability.