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Christine Pedley, La Borne

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Christine Pedley at her studio in La Borne

Christine Pedley at her studio in La Borne

Christine is a long term resident of La Borne, arriving over 40 years ago after attending Harrow College of Art. She had no intention to stay but the spell of La Borne took over and she has adapted to the French lifestyle. Christine worked for several other potters including a short apprenticeship with David Leach before setting up her own workshop on 1970. Soon after, she and her partner drove their 2CV across Europe and Asia to Japan where she worked for a while at Mashiko and regularly visited Shoji Hamada's pottery and the wood fired kilns.

Christine produces mainly functional wood-fired and salt glazed pottery with simple lively decoration where ash glazes and colourful slips predominate. As the accompanying images illustrate, her showroom has a wide range of pots from small functional ware to large individual pieces.

Christine's pottery has a range of outbuildings, which she has converted into two gites which are available for letting all year around at very reasonable cost. Please visit her website at www.chris-pedley.eu .

You can contact Christine via : chris.pedley@orange.fr

Please click here for details of Christine's Gite de Potier

Christine Pedley at her studio in La Borne Christine's caternary arch wood-fired kiln - 1 Cubic Metre Lidded pot, slip glazed - height 24cm. Small lidded pot - black porcelain, height 11cm.
Large Coil pot drying, height 45cm. Collection of 3 jugs, heights 13cm, 7cm and 40cm. Tea bowl, height 8cm. Teapot and bowls
Large dish, shino glaze, width 33cm. Lotus fountain, width 32cm. Large decorated dish, wax resist decoration, width 33cm. Wood fired teabowl


La Borne