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The Trust was set up by John Edgeler in 2019 to provide a locally accessible collection of pottery by Michael Cardew and the pottery team, including Ray Finch, at Winchcombe Pottery, shown alongside rural arts and crafts. John sadly died in 2022. The Trustees are working to continue his legacy with a programme of openings and exhibitions from 2023. We hope to update the blog in due course.



2024 Opening

We are excited to be opening a new exhibition showing the country roots of Winchcombe Pottery running from Saturday 22nd June to 31st August Thursday to Saturday 10.30 to 4.30. 

We are reliant on volunteer help and occasionally may have to close the exhibition at short notice. If travelling a distance please let us know beforehand to avoid disappointment, contact:

Free Event - Talk with Matt Grimmitt

Sunday 21st July  2.30pm to 4.30pm

Matt Grimmitt, slipware potter and former lead potter/manager at Winchcombe Pottery will talk about some of the country and Winchcombe pots shown in this summer's exhibition.

Matt has a passion for traditional country pottery and slipware which continues to inspire his own work. 

Followed by Tea and Cakes

Donations welcome, booking essential - please book at

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Pottery - Textiles - Furniture

Metalwork - Monochrome Art


Collections of Michael Cardew slipware pots

Etchings by leading neo-pastoralist, Robin Tanner

Artefacts from Tanner's Cotswold home

Michael Cardew

Opening Times

For opening times please see events

Private views can be made by prior appointment through our contact form

Queen Anne House, High St.

Winchcombe, Glos. GL54 5LJ

For a local street map click here

To start with a big big thank you from both of us for offering us this Exhibition and putting in so much work to promote it. We couldn’t have asked for more from either you or Helen with all your efforts with the publicity. The online presentation was a masterpiece of promotional writing as were the wonderful photographs. Hopefully some of the people at the exhibition were customers of ours at the Chestnut Gallery in the eighties and nineties and have happy memories of those days just as we do. It is very appropriate that our Winchcombe Pottery pots are passing on to their new owners In Winchcombe where Ray Finch spent his entire potting life. Thanks for suggesting it would be appropriate if we added  the work of potters who took some of their inspiration from the same ethos as did Ray."

                                                                                                                                                    Mary and Peter O'Connor

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