Contemporary handmade pottery

Sophie combines function with decoration to create an exciting range of colourful, reduction fired stoneware pots.

Sophie did a degree in ceramics at Bristol Polytechnic and worked at Dartington Pottery, Devon before setting up her own pottery in 1991.

She converted redundant farm buildings into a workshop and showroom at High Marishes.

The pots are all either hand thrown, jollied or press moulded depending on their shape and size. After a drying out period they are bisq. fired then dipped in a base glaze. Each pot is then individually hand decorated using brushes, sponges and slip trailors to apply layers of different coloured glazes. The final firing is in a reducing atmosphere, reaching a temperature of 1300 degrees centigrade, this creates the wonderful rich diffusion of colours that so characterises Sophie’s work. Most of her designs are inspired by plants, stripes and fish.

The Pots

Shows and events

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2021 - CANCELLED.

Where to buy

The Pottery Shop

I am very sorry but due to unforseen circumstances the pottery is closed. Please check here to find out when re-opening.


Sophie Hamilton, The Pottery, Thornton Lane, High Marishes, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UQ

Telephone: 01653 668228

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