The Story of Bell Pottery
Jonathan & Sue set up Bell Pottery just after getting married in 1968. Jonathan had just completed a pottery course at Harrow Art College. Sue was a very talented fabric designer and had worked for Lucienne Day and other well known 60's designers.
At the beginning, they produced slipware and some tin glazed dishes, working in Herefordshire on Midsummer Hill and later moved to Ewelme, near Oxford. The name Bell Pottery was created in 1990 when they started to make spongeware in addition to the tiles Jonathan was making at that time.
Jonathan & Sue's daughter, Jane joined them to work alongside her mother decorating the pots. Jane made an early start when Liberty's of London unwittingly chose her designs when she was aged just 6! Having moved workshops several times, they are now settled near Charlbury, in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
Sadly, Sue died in November 2008 however Jane & Jonathan continue to work together. Jonathan makes, glazes and fires the pots & sometimes makes tiles. Jane does all of the decorating and looks after the business.