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Peter is planning an open studio event on 29-31 May (BH), 10 to 5 – part of Collingham Open Studios (see below for more info).

Peter SnowdenCERAMICS
Studio made stoneware and porcelain pottery made using glazes that move in reduction firings.
The Old Hall, Main Street, Thorney, Newark NG23 7BS
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Since 1975 (45 years ago) I have been spending time learning my craft (part-time) at colleges and with potters in Essex, Lincoln, Newark and Denbigh, whilst maintaining a career in agricultural and horticultural plant breeding.

I retired from plant breeding in 2014 at the age of 60 with a very long held ambition to have a second career as a potter. My pottery was restored and equipped by the end of 2015 in an old building in our garden, and commercial production started with stoneware & porcelain vessels glaze fired in reduction. I then joined the pottery fair circuit and had a great time so far. Open Days however are always a highlight of our year. I am currently chair of the Craft Potters Association (CPA).


The pottery sits in a mature garden which is open to visitors while the pottery is open.

Peter Snowden Studio


If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.


Open Studio: 29-31 May (BH), 10 to 5.

  • Gardens also open.
  • No wheelchair access – it will be possible to see most things from a wheelchair.
  • Throwing demonstrations and explanation of the making processes.
  • Refreshments available.