Posted by: Lauren | August 25, 2011

Pots from the dragon kiln

A fine example of the beautiful pots made by the Eeles family

The First View art studio, in the Stourhead estate, has been beautifully transformed for August and September, displaying stunning pieces of pottery created by the famous Eeles family, based in the south west.

Simon Eeles hard at work in the studio

The family work in partnership to produce a great range of pottery. One of the most exciting ways in which they make some of this pottery is through use of a three-chambered oriental type dragon kiln, which is both very large and very powerful.

Eeles pottery on display in the First View art studio


There are many beautiful hand-thrown pots in the collection here at Stourhead, and they are all available for purchase! So visit us before the 30th September, any day between 10.30-5pm, and treat yourself to one of these wonderful items.

Over the weeks Simon Eeles will be demonstrating how the pottery is made and will be on hand to answer any questions.

For more information about what’s going on at First View art gallery and studio, please visit their website at

For more history and news about Eeles pottery please visit



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