About us

Knighton Mill is an artisan ceramics studio located in the beautiful Chalke Valley in southwest England.

 

We were founded in 2015 by Ian Morrison following his time as a visiting potter at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall.  We continue the traditions of making beautiful British handmade arts and crafts pottery for modern tastes.  We first fired the salt kiln in June 2016, and plans are underway to add a wood-fired kiln

More information about the studio and kiln.

We work with local materials and suppliers whenever possible.   Knighton Mill Pottery is a UK limited company, registration number 09610225.

The Potters
Ian Morrison

Founder & lead potter

Ian has been making pots for 20 years, studying and working in the USA, China and the UK.  The character of the products at Knighton Mill express those varied experiences.

Ian has drawn on his expertise from years working within the global ceramics community to create Knighton Mill Pottery.

He holds a clutch of enviable awards and certifications.

More about Ian >

Joseph Bull

Apprentice Potter

Joseph joined the pottery in 2018 after having spent eight months working in Egypt discovering 9th century ceramics and lustre glazes.  He spent two years prior to that working with UK potteries.

About Our Pots

Knighton Mill Pottery produces ceramics for everyday use.  Handmade and high fired, our dishes are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. 

 

The hand making process and the nature of the kiln combine to create the distinctive surface and colour of each piece.  No two pots are exactly alike, each having its own character.  The range of variation in the egg cups above was produced in one firing solely by the pot's location in the kiln.  Photos of our pots and dishes are therefore representative of the range.  Colours and finish will vary. 

 

In addition to our standard range, we enjoy making bespoke pots.  Our projects have included bonsai pots, fountains and birdbaths, chicken feeders and baptismal fonts.  If you're seeking one unique piece, exclusive gift items for a group, or you just don't see what you want, please contact us.

You can view some of our work in our gallery here >

Broad Chalke | Salisbury | Wiltshire | UK  |  07464 767 903 |  office@knightonmillpottery.com

Knighton Mill Pottery

Some photos courtesy of Jordon Jackson & Leach Pottery