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Pottery with multiple stories

No trip to St Mary’s would be complete without a visit to John Bourdeaux’s Pottery. His wonderful... read more

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Alison K
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Wonderful pottery

We visit John every year during our trip to the Scillies, he always gives us a warm welcome and... read more

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Mary C
Hull, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

No trip to St Mary’s would be complete without a visit to John Bourdeaux’s Pottery. His wonderful work is matched by his aptitude for storytelling. It’s always great to stop for a natter and to pick up some more of his beautiful pots and ornaments...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit John every year during our trip to the Scillies, he always gives us a warm welcome and seems to have an amazing memory for all his visitors. we are gathering quite a collection of the beautiful pottery and I'm sure we will be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a call at the pottery in old town is a must, meet one of scilly's real characters and see some outstanding and unusual pottery and paintings by john and margaret

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

We have been surrounded by John’s creations at our B&B all week so had to take a look. What a nice guy and so interesting. Bought some nice pieces. They all have the most amazing colours from the glazes used. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

We have been visiting John's lovely pottery for many years! We love seeing him and all of his lovely works of art, for that is what thy are. We also have a lovely painting done by John's wife Margaret and she is now drawing a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DaisyOxfordshire
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We could not possibly visit St. Mary's without a visit to John in his Pottery. Not only are his creations so worthwhile taking home as souvenirs and presents, but his wit and charm make the experience so uplifting. Long may he continue with the same.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Terrific little pottery, but the star of the show is the unique Scillonian character who is Mr Potter himself John Bourdeaux.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil B
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to this gallery, We met John the artist who is a bit of a character and such fun to talk to. He has led an interesting life. We bought a few really nice pieces of pottery as a souvenir of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We arrived during a power cut but John not only kept his place open but was especially welcoming. Very good selection of fine pottery in his own distinctive style - but no two pieces were the same. Advised us on what mugs were dishwasher proof...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A 70plus nutter who is fun loving and a real gentleman. Very talented potter. Lovely stories get there early and have him to yourself.

Date of experience: July 2018
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