Powdermills Pottery is housed in granite buildings that were once part of a nineteenth century gunpowder factory. It is found in the very centre of Dartmoor National Park in Devon and is part of the Duchy of Cornwall estate.
Powdermills is the home and workplace of potter, Joss Hibbs: her range of pottery is sold in The Shop. Cream teas are served in the courtyard in the Summer season, and intensive Throwing Courses are run year-round.
The old workshop has been rejuvenated by local chairty Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony and now houses the Dartmoor Hill Pony Exhibition, explaining the history and importance of the 'wild' ponies on Dartmoor.
If you would like to see how Joss makes pots from materials found on Dartmoor using an 'anagama' kiln, please view the short film found on The Pottery page of this website. Joss' Blog gives you an as-it-happens insight into current activities at the pottery (you can also find Joss Pottery on Twitter or Instagram, or Joss at Powdermills on Facebook).
A visit to Powdermills offers a glimpse of all the things Dartmoor has to offer: wild landscape and wildlife (especially birdlife); history and nearby walks to prehistoric sites; local food and time to relax. We look forward to welcoming you here.
Please note: The Pottery is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not yet decided when it will re-open.
The pottery will not be opening during Stage 3 of the UK Government post-Lockdown opening-up strategy (early July). Our small floorplan prevents us from implementing the necessary social distancing measures to keep you safe. As soon as it is safe to do so, we look forward to welcoming you back to see new pots, have a scrumptious cream tea and see the Dartmoor's Hill Pony exhibition!
Keep an eye on this website, or our Facebook page (Joss at Powdermills Pottery) or Twitter (@JossPottery) for news on our re-opening date. Look forward to seeing you very soon!