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Powdermills Pottery

Powdermills Pottery

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.

Opening Hours

Saturday 18th September - apologies, we have had to close today.

The pottery is currently open to the public, to browse the Shop or have a cream tea, on Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm. The pottery closes to the public on Sunday 10th October for the winter season. Pottery courses continue through the Autumn/Winter.

PLEASE NOTE: until October 2021:-
The number of tables to which teas are remains reduced for Covid safety reasons. We continue to only serve teas in the outside courtyeard.
Face Masks will continue to be required in order to enter the Shop, with a maximum of 4 people in the shop at any time.