Knighton Mill Pottery was founded in 2015 by Ian Morrison following his time as a visiting potter at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall. Ian has been making pots for over 20 years, studying and working in the USA, China and the UK. The character of the products at Knighton Mill express those varied experiences.
The purpose built Salt Kiln was fired up in 2016. Salt firing involves introducing salt into the kiln chamber at high temperature to create a glaze on the surface of the wares. The “orange peel” texture as well as the warm flashing or vapour trails on the surface are trademarks of this process. The gas kiln at Knighton Mill was designed to achieve a maximum range of surface patterns in every firing.
Knighton Mill Pottery produces ceramics for everyday use. Handmade and high fired, our dishes are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.