Louise and Anne are collectively known as Harbour Pots, together they work from a small studio alongside the River Thames in Greenwich. They were firm friends even before they discovered a mutual love of pottery, and enjoy very different working backgrounds, Anne is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at London University and Louise is a former Nurse and Midwife who now has a small knitwear business. Their pottery journey began with a bucket list which included ‘make a piece of pottery’ - one short course later and they were hooked. They carried on learning and developing their skills, spending as much time as possible at a wheel before taking the first step towards independence and buying a second-hand wheel and small kiln. Initially the wheel was at Louise’s and the kiln at Anne’s but as they progressed and acquired two more reliable wheels and a much bigger kiln, production was transferred entirely to the garden studio at Anne’s.
Anne works with porcelain, making large and small bowls, mugs and pet dishes; Louise works with stoneware producing functional items for the home including kitchenware and plant holders. Their work and style differ greatly but the use of a similar glaze palette brings their work together. They are influenced by the historic studio location, playful studio dogs, and the great pleasure that can be found in celebrating both the special occasions as well as the everyday with family and friends.
They remain committed to offering bespoke commissions but their surge in popularity combined with the small studio means it can take around 4-6 weeks for completion. Please get in touch with any questions or, if you find yourself in the area, Harbour Pots are at Greenwich Market every Saturday.
We have currently unlisted items on the site as restrictions at Greenwich Market mean that we only access our work once a week often leading to minor delays. We do have items available so please do contact us with any requests.