Pottery History Talk and Tour
Philip Harris brings to life the historic buildings with an exclusive view into the sites history and the traditional production methods employed over the years and bringing us up to date with current activities. Donations welcome.
Time & Location
18 Sept 2022, 12:30 – 15:30
The Farnham Pottery, Pottery Ln, Wrecclesham, Farnham GU10 4SL, UK
About the Event
Established in 1873 by local potter Absalom Harris, The Farnham Pottery operated for over 150 years and was run by five successive generations of the Harris family as a renowned production pottery. Many well-known local potters learnt their craft at the Pottery and today it’s a carefully preserved example of a Victorian country pottery with a host of charming architectural features. The potters of the day delighted in demonstrating their skills in making ornate chimney pots, a massive catalogue of garden and domestic terracotta as well as the famous owl jugs.
Philip Harris, member of the fifth generation of Harrises, will give a one-hour talk providing an exclusive view into the site’s history, and exploring traditional methods of making and decorating pottery wares and the process of firing up the big kiln which is preserved, the survivor of what was once five kilns on the site in the heyday of the business.
Limited to 15 per tour, please book your place in advance
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