During lockdown Jo has been very busy in the pottery. We have fired the kiln and the showroom is full of beautiful pots. We are open most days so if you are passing through Lyndhurst do stop by. If you are making a special visit please call before you come on 023 80284079 to make sure someone will be home to open the door for you.
Pottery Courses and Bed and Breakfast have resumed following the rule changes on the 17th May.
Our pottery classes will begin again in September, we have places available in our Wednesday morning class and Thursday evening class. Suitable for beginners and improvers.
The health and well being of our guests and potters is very important to us. We have carried out a full COVID-19 risk assessment and have reduced course sizes to a maximum of 7 students per course and re organised the pottery in order to ensure 1m+ social distancing. If you have booked on to a 2021 course we will be in touch one month in advance of the course date to advise if the course will go ahead. In the meantime, please take care and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook pages to keep up to date with what we are doing in the pottery and to see the pots that have recently been fired.
From Jo, Philip, Lyndsey, Katy and Sophie
Weekend Pottery Courses
Join us for a residential pottery weekend. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or an experienced potter, you will be able to slow down and enjoy your time here. You can be yourself and create things in clay which express who you really are.
The weekend will give you time to make pots on the wheel and hand build with clay. People find it peaceful here… it is full of birds and flowers. The open Forest is only ten minutes walk away, offering inspiration and opportunity to walk and discover. Local cafés and pubs offer quality local produce for your evening meals and entertainment.
Jo Osman – potter
Angels Farm Pottery was established in 1974 by me, Jo Osman. I trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design after spending three years teaching pottery in California. Whilst at college I spent six months with Gwyn Hansen in France who taught me my workshop skills and gave me the attention to detail necessary for good potting.
Over the years I have used a variety of clays and firing techniques but have settled on reduced stoneware to produce functional usable pots. Having grown up a farmers daughter here at Angels Farm my decoration and shapes are reflections of a peaceful and slow way of life. I hope my pots transmit a little of that peace.
Whilst I have exhibited my work I prefer people to come to the pottery to buy my pots. In recent years I pot less and teach more. I have taught many generations of village children to enjoy clay and its opportunity for self expression. I have taught adults since 1974 and have several vibrant weekly classes, people come not just for the clay but for the slow down… a chance to escape from their high speed lives.