Clare Dawdry

Ceramics • Pink Route

I make useful pots that are well crafted and a pleasure to use. Bowls, mugs, vases and jugs are the foundation of my practice, and provide infinite possibilities in exploring clarity of form and functionality. The decoration is quietly evocative of local land and seascapes.

Images of studio
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My Practice

I work mostly at the potters wheel, throwing functional and decorative pots for use in the home. Recently I have been exploring the use of overlaying multiple glazes, with masking techniques to create different effects in the firings.

A short film by Colin Tennant showing my working practise.

Tools & Materials

I have a workshop and studio next door to my home in Kirkpatrick Durham. I make the majority of my work on the potters wheel, using stoneware clay and a variety of tools collected over the years. My work is fired to high temperatures in a reduction atmosphere in a gas fired kiln.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

I look forward to welcoming visitors back to my studio physically in 2022. I will also launch a collection of posts for sale online to coincide with the start of the event.

Spring Fling Friends Offer

A free pocket sized pot for the first ten friends to make a purchase.

Studio 50


33 Victoria Street, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas, DGH7 3HQ



Entry through door at street level. Parking on street.
The traditional doorway is quite narrow. There are two kerb stones directly outside but the pavement levels vary further up. All on one level once inside.

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Family Friendly
  • Parking (10 spaces)
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Open through the year by appointment

Visiting my studio

Covid 19 precautions will apply in line with up to date government guidance.

Evening Openings


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