Anvil Pottery

Anvil Pottery was established in 1981 in the picturesque village of Llanrhaeadr Y.C in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales.

We specialise in hand thrown stoneware and earthenware pottery with an emphasis on use rather than ornament. We sell direct from the pottery and provide a wholesale service to the trade. Wholesale prices are available on request.

Each pot is handmade using traditional methods and techniques from either stoneware or grogged earthenware clays.  All the pots are thrown on the potter’s wheel and a full range of domestic ware is produced.

Decorating techniques include sgraffito, incising and slip trailing. The inspiration for design comes from naturally occurring shapes and lines often from Celtic designs. Our pots are glazed in an oxidising atmosphere in an electric kiln.

The stoneware pots are biscuit fired and then glazed. Iron and cobalt oxides are the main colours used. There is exciting variation in each firing and between each pot, this is natural when using hand made wood ash glazes.

Earthenware pots are mainly glazed with clear, honey glaze.

Please contact us for commemorative or special pieces you might like us to make for you.

Visit us to see our full range of products

St Dyfnog’s Church

The Church of St Dyfnog, a parish church dating from the 13th century is just opposite the pottery and is well worth a visit. The church is most famous for its Tree of Jesse window which dates from 1533.  Allow time to walk along the stream to the Holy Well where St Dyfnog chained himself below the waterfall in the 6th century.  Then why not visit the nearby Kings Head for a traditional pub meal. See map for directions.