Hils is a decorator and has been with the pottery for 16 years. She enjoys working at the pottery because she loves working with her hands. When you visit us you will find her with her dog Bea, who is her best friend. 

Our other makers

Jim Keeling

Jim founded Whichford Pottery in 1976 and enjoys running and being part of a team.

He is notorious for taking on as many challenges as he can and has a passion for rediscovering old skills and keeping alive a communal way of working. 

Adam Keeling

Adam is Jim’s eldest son, he is a Thrower and our Production Manager. He grew up at the pottery and has been throwing for as long as he can remember. He is a father of four and enjoys making large pots and firing up his clay pizza ovens!

Richard Blencowe

Richard is a Clay Technician and has worked at the pottery for 26 years. He really enjoys talking to the public and explaining how everything works. Richard is an animal lover and his dogs (Mist and Willow) often come to work with him.