Arch Pottery

Arch Pottery was set up by Anthony Richards at Hicks Court, in The Digey in St Ives in 1955 when he moved from Penzance.

John Buchanan learned to pot at Arch, spending five-and-a-half years there from 1961 before leaving to start Anchor Pottery at nearby Hayle. John Bedding also worked at Arch for a short time.

Anthony continued making pots in the same way he had at Penzance Pottery, and also threw blanks for his wife, Christiane, to decorate at her Cellar Pottery in Island Square.

Arch Pottery continued until 1967 when Anthony bought premises at Cripplesease and founded Penderleath Pottery.


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