Want to spruce up your garden this spring, why not pop into Fair Trader in Holmfirth and look at the wonderful pottery of Sue Jenkins. She makes the most amazing pottery that is suitable for inside and outside your home. Pottery can really enhance the look and feel of any garden big or small, and the main tip is buy what you like and position it well. Top tips here.
Sue Jenkins is at featured @ fair trader in Holmfirth this spring with all her lovely new pottery.
I think Sue’s pottery appeals to all although she is very unassuming in regards to her talent and work.
Sue says “Although I have no formal qualifications in ceramics and am mostly self-taught (I have attended a few courses and classes). I have been working with clay since 1974 when I helped to run informal pottery workshops with children in Liverpool. Until I recently retired I taught adults the joys of clay work for 28 years, at The North Light Gallery Art School, Huddersfield, and The Holmfirth Adult Education Centre. I am a member of the Northern Potters Association and supply a few shops and galleries.
Living in Holmfirth
Having lived in the Holme Valley for many years, I was originally inspired by the local landscape to make pots based on my surroundings and the animals in them. These were originally hand-built in slabs of clay and fired to earthenware temperatures using green and brown stains and glazes. I also supplied many hand-made tiles to an exclusive tile company for a couple of years.
Later I discovered crank stoneware clay and loved its coarse sandy textures and suitability for larger outside work. I’ve always made sheep & farmyard animals so it was natural to continue. The birds and animals have grown in size, character, and variety. These have been joined by quirky figures and a variety of planters and one-off sculptures, still based on natural patterns, organic shapes, and themes.
The perfect combination of two passions, Ceramics and Gardening.”
Inspire yourself to tidy out the Winter garden, take some time out to visit us at Fair Trader and get some new pottery ideas for your Yorkshire garden.