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 Throwing Courses are run year-round.
The old workshop has been rejuvenated by local charity 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 at Powdermills Facebook page gives you an as-it-happens insight into current activities at the pottery (you can also find Joss Pottery on Twitter or Instagram).
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: Covid19 hospitality restrictions mean that we can only serve Teas on the 3 picnic tables in the yard: this has no awning and we are therefore restricted by both space and weather.
We plan to re-open the Shop, Cafe and Pony Exhibiton on Saturday 29th May, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 5pm.
If Boris allows, we will resume pottery courses and tours of the Powdermills ruins earlier than May - watch this space or our Facebook Page (Joss at Powdermills Pottery) for updates!