Jim Keeling

Jim founded Whichford Pottery in 1976 and enjoys running and being part of a team.

He is notorious for taking on as many challenges as he can and has a passion for rediscovering old skills and keeping alive a communal way of working. 

Adam Keeling

Adam is Jim’s eldest son, he is a Thrower and our Production Manager. He grew up at the pottery and has been throwing for as long as he can remember. He is a father of four and enjoys making large pots and firing up his clay pizza ovens!

Richard Blencowe

Richard is a Clay Technician and has worked at the pottery for 26 years. He really enjoys talking to the public and explaining how everything works. Richard is an animal lover and his dogs (Mist and Willow) often come to work with him. 

Lynda Dyer

Lynda has worked at the pottery for 22 years. She is our Head of Hand Pressed but also helps within the decorating and stoneware departments. Lynda made 11,000 of the 88,000 poppies that Whichford Pottery created as part of the Remembrance Day installation at the Tower of London.

Chris Latham

Chris is a Thrower and Technician and has been working at the pottery for 21 years. He began working here as an out worker making flower pots and now works in the stoneware department. He has stayed with us so long because we are such a nice bunch of people. 

Brian Hands

Brian has worked for the pottery for 22 years and is a Clay Technician. He loves the relaxed atmosphere and responsibility involved in the role. Brian is passionate about recycling and can always be found helping people with odd jobs.

Simon Garne

Simon is a Thrower and has been working at the pottery for 16 years. He enjoys the process involved in making a pot, in the manipulation of the clay and the physicality of the work. Simon lives in Cornwall and loves surfing, his girlfriend and his dog.

Hilary Worsley (Hils)

Hils is a decorator and has been with the pottery for 16 years. She enjoys working at the pottery because she loves working with her hands. When you visit us you will find her with her dog Bea, who is her best friend. 

Simon Day

Simon has been working as a Thrower at the pottery for 15 years and loves making pots. He is also a qualified squash instructor.

Joe Cobb-Stanier

Joe is a Thrower and has been working at the pottery for 10 years. He loves the variety in working on different projects and commissions with a nice team of people. Before working at the pottery Joe was a fashion designer specialising in print. 

Robert Rivett (Riv)

Riv has worked at the pottery for 8 years, he is a Thrower and our Operations Manager. Riv’s favourite colour is brown and loves working at the pottery because everything here is brown. He is a father of two and likes working so close to home.

Tom Bartlett

Tom is our Stoneware Co-ordinator and has been working at the pottery for 6 years. His grandfather was a potter so is following in his footsteps, he also likes earning money out of playing with mud.

Charlie Collier

Charlie is an Apprentice and has worked here for 3 years. He enjoys working in pottery because of the quality of the craftsmanship and the scale of our production. 

Steve Taylor

Steve has been working at the pottery for 18 months and is a Pottery Assistant. He finds the variety of the work we do interesting, he also loves animals and was a Kennel Handler before joining us.

Sas Cooper

Sas is a decorator and has been with the pottery for 1 year. She really enjoys working at the pottery as it has a creative atmosphere and comes with lots of challenges. Sas came to the pottery on a long winding road via the circus.  

Debbie Fieldhouse

Debs has been working as a Head Decorator at the pottery for almost two years. She really enjoys the creativity and diversity involved in working with clay and loves the friendly and jokey team she is in.