Pottery barn products come in all shapes and sizes from a variety of sources. This article focuses on the products and services available from three of these sources, namely Hazle's Pottery Barn in Essex, UK; The Pottery Cafe in London, UK and its side-arm, Isle of Wight based Chessell PotteryBarn, and the furniture and accessory chain Pottery Barn based in the US and Canada.
Hazle's Pottery barn
Hazle's Pottery, located in the Barleylands Craft Centre near Billericay in Essex, UK, is famous for their beautifully crafted miniature buildings. Hazle ceramics are based on local and famous buildings and landmarks. But there is more to it than selling ceramics.
Hazle, a former teacher, also offers group pottery classes and individual, tailor-made pottery courses for adults. These courses include clay sculpture as well as the use of pottery wheels. Proud parents can also create plaques with their child's hand and foot prints.
At her pottery barn kids can also take part in pottery lessons, and their weekend 'Paint and Make Club' is usually fully booked.
The Pottery Cafe and Chessell Pottery barn
The Pottery Cafe studios based in Fulham, Battersea and Richmond are part of one of the largest companies manufacturing pottery in the UK. Here, visitors can not only enjoy a cup of tea or a meal, they can also purchase ceramics designed by Emma Bridgewater, the founder of the company. Products Both Emma and her husband, Matthew Rice, design ceramics such as tea sets, dinner sets, mugs, etc, drawing on traditional techniques. As well as these ceramics, customers can find gifts, toys and luggage items at the shops. Chessell Pottery barn Chessell PB on the Isle of Wight is another branch of the company, offering the same products as the London studios, as well as local ceramics known as Chessell Ware. Decorate your own ceramics Both at the London studios and at Chessell PB, visitors may try their hand at decorating ready-made pottery. Evening and group sessions are available by appointment.
Pottery Barn Furniture
The Pottery Barn furniture and accessory chain has stores across the US, Canada and the Middle East, as well as offering telephone and online ordering facilities with the ability to ship goods to 75 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The company's products range from modern, contemporary and traditional furniture and accessories to household textiles, such as curtains and bedding, gifts, toys and bags.
Pottery Barn Kids
As well as providing furniture etc for living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, home offices and garden, the Pottery Barn Kids also has specific departments for teens and children. Their Pottery Barn Kids department specialises in boy's and girl's nursery furniture and kid's accessories.