I learned my craft over many years at Bryn Melyn Studio, where I worked for my parents, Steve and Lesley Holland, producing decorative ceramics. I now run the business, with help from my husband, Pete.
Dad, trained in architecture, and Mum, an artist from the Swiss Alps, used their love of literature to conjure up imaginary street scenes from classic literary works to decorate your walls. Although both are now retired, Mum continues to paint under her maiden name, Lesley Abplanalp.
While continuing to produce the original Bryn Melyn Facades and other popular lines, I am also creating my own distinctive designs. My inspiration comes largely from the world of nature and the stunning scenery that surrounds us here at Bryn Glâs.
Here at our tiny pottery workshop, situated at the mouth of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary in Snowdonia, Wales, we produce original hand made and decorated ceramics.
If you would like to visit our workshop and see a selection of our products, you are most welcome, but please call first to make sure we are here and for directions, as we are slightly off the beaten track!
Bryn Glâs means 'blue hill'. Our old name, Bryn Melyn, meant 'Yellow Hill' but, when we moved the workshop to its current location, we decided to change the name because of the bluebells all around us.
We also have a small holiday cottage next to the pottery. Please call or e-mail for details.