Welcome to Sutton Pottery
Looking for gifts, setting up a wedding list, or thinking of slowly replacing a worn-out dinner service? Sutton Pottery is a small "Open Studio" workshop in rural East Norfolk, established by Malcolm Flatman in 1977 in the Broadland village of Sutton, near Stalham. He makes a large range of "reduction" stoneware entirely by hand, in consistent styles and colours, and offers a full postal service.
Malcolm also offers pottery lessons for those wishing to learn to “throw” pots on the potter’s wheel. A session of intensive tuition lasts 3 hours, and takes place on Summer weekday evenings, or on Winter weekdays plus some Winter Saturdays. The wheels have been out of action during most of October and November, but will be back in use during December (except Christmas week), January and February. Two wheels are available, so two people can share the experience and the cost! Phone or e-mail for more details, to book tuition or buy a lesson gift voucher.
Visitors are welcome in the workshop to see what’s going on, and to browse through the gallery area, where a large range of finished pottery is displayed. Usual opening times are: normal weekdays, 9am to 1pm, and 2pm to 6pm, or dusk in winter.
To view a visitor's tour of Sutton and the Pottery, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN43JUxXcek .
Malcolm has developed an assortment of practical, affordable tableware and kitchenware in a wide variety of glaze colours which he blends himself in the interests of consistency. The product is dishwasher-safe and microwave-proof.
He also produces a multitude of more decorative pieces, including house name plates and other commissions, and some distinctive lamps. He also enjoys the challenge of making orders to customers' own ideas. The pottery carries the distinctive "windmill" symbol.