About Us

Husband and Wife Team!

Hot Pot Pottery is run by husband and wife – Katie and Charles.

Katie used to be a graphic designer and project manager in Bristol, but since starting pottery evening classes in around 2007 pottery has become her life and she is the potter and main teacher.

Charles used to run his own printing company in Bristol, but is now retired and helps in the pottery when an extra pair of hands is needed.

A Potters Potted History!

In 2012 we followed our hearts and left Bristol for the Forest of Dean and Hot Pot Pottery was born.

We started out at The House of Bread where we also ran 2 holiday cottages, a tea room, a gallery as well as the pottery.

However, ten years later with these businesses getting busier and busier, Charles wanting more retirement time and both of us wanting a more rural position and our forever home we sold The House of Bread and found an old farmhouse and barn needing renovation just down the road at Eastbach.

For two years this renovation project has been our lives and it has been anything but easy! But spring 2024 sees us re-opening the pottery in our new idyllic setting with lots of energy and new ideas. We also have a few B&B rooms in the farmhouse if potters need them.

The renovation has been a long road but we think our new home and pottery studio are worth it. We hope you agree and we look forward to welcoming you here to ‘get creative in clay’ and enjoy our characterful studio with peaceful surroundings in our beautiful valley.

From Us to You!

“We moved to the Forest of Dean to set up our own business and work for ourselves. It is important to us that people feel relaxed and enjoy what we do. We have had a blast and met some lovely people at The House of Bread over the years running the pottery, tea-room, gallery and holiday cottages. However, our new location gives us the ability to concentrate fully on the pottery, with a few B&B rooms available if potters need them and most importantly it is in an idyllic position which we love and hope you will too.”

Please Contact Us if there is anything you would like to know more about (or to give us feedback) and we look forward to welcoming you here.