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About us

Vicky Whelpton

We work together in our studio and outlet situated at the Ginger Piggery Farm shop down the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire. After completing training at Dartington Pottery Devon in 1985, Rob and Vicky established their pottery. Over the years they have developed a wide range of products, selling in many recognised galleries and shops in the UK.

Rob throws and hand builds quirky designs, decorated with seaside and countryside images. He also produces a range of animals, including shell chickens puffins and penguins. All of Robs pots are Raku fired, brightly coloured with slips and coloured glazes, and highlighted with gold leaf.

Vicky works in cream based earthenware, all the pots are thrown, brush and sponge decorated with cherries, plums peaches, and other summer and autumn fruit. Mix and match collection includes jugs, bowls and breakfast cups.

Who Does What

Decorating Ceramics

In the process of making we each have our jobs! We each make our own pots, Rob is the one who packs and fires the kilns, he spends a lot of time firing the Raku Kiln, a process involving firing the Kiln very quickly and when the glaze melts in the fire the pots are removed and thrown into sawdust resulting in beautiful effects and exciting colours, and a distinctive blackening to the clay body. Rob also always recycles the clay! Rob is the key figure in setting up and working on the trade show stands.

Vicky, produces pots, loves throwing,and decorating. She is involved in setting up shows, and selling at the retail fairs, teaching at our studio, paperwork and all aspects of keeping the business running. She also loves cycling and tea drinking!

We have a family and a dog!

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