About the Maker
I'm Amanda - Maker, Kiln loader, Order Packer, Website builder, Photographer
Hand building for me is my hands and a rolling pin. I use various rolling pins Textured hand rollers, a wooden rolling pin from the kitchen and a larger table top slab roller, that makes larger sheets.
I love the simplicity of working the clay with my hands. My pieces are tactile honest and organic you can see the marks my hands have made, I don't try to make things too straight as I don't want it to look mass produced or machine made the imperfections are the beauty of handmade.
I'm very keen on doing all I can to help the environment, I love this planet we all live on. I love walking , feeding the hedgehogs and the birds in my garden so I can enjoy watching them.
My pottery started as a place to relax and switch off the every day stress. Living in a busy town, I could only have a 8x6 foot shed on my patio, I would go outside in the evening with an extension lead for electric and a bucket of water.
At the start I was just learning what and how I could make things, I discovered little soap dishes where a good way to learn and I could go back to using soap bars in my home. Putting plastic in the bin was a pet hate of mine, I always felt guilty of littering the planet.
As I got better I started selling soap dishes on Etsy. Until I outgrew my little shed and we decided to move closer to nature in the Forest of Dean.
The full catalogue of stock is on this website. I hope you like what you find
If you have any questions. Email me at Amanda@dawsonpottery.uk
I'm a small independent business working from a garden workshop, based in the Royal Forest of Dean. I have part time other job.