Pendeen Pottery and Gallery
Business Type: Gallery and Shop
Contacts: Gemma Swan, John Swan
Address: Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7DN
Telephone: 01736 788070
Hand thrown earthenware pottery with glazes in vibrant turquoise of sea and sky and muted beiges of moor and granite. Also, pottery hand painted with vibrant ultramarine and turquoise with fish or cherry motifs. These are some of the pottery ranges that John Swan throws and Gemma decorates.
John is a highly experienced potter specializing in hand thrown earthenware, making an extensive range of domestic functional ware, from mugs and bowls to casseroles and bread crocks. John is also known for his thrown rhubarb forcers and replica Victorian flower pots, all fired to a higher temperature than usual to withstand the British weather and are frost proof.
Gemma is an artist known for her botanical paintings (having twice received R.H.S silver-gilt medals in 2000 and 2006), as well as still-life and landscapes. Gemma also decorates some of John’s pottery, notably in rich blues with fish and cherry motifs or little harbour scenes.
Their combined skills serve to create a broad range of pottery and paintings to suit many tastes. Commissions are undertaken too.
Situated on the beautiful coast road, the B3306 St.Ives – St.Just – Landsend road at Pendeen, next to the Post Office and North Inn pub. There is free parking and toilets, cafes and Geevor Mine close by.
Opening times – Monday to Friday 10 – 5.00
Saturday 11 – 5.00
Winter times may change so phone first to avoid disappointment.