Baslow Pottery is located at Ivy House, an 18th century farmhouse, next to the Wheatsheaf Hotel in the popular village of Baslow.
This is where Ray Gridley makes, displays and sells his unique range of stoneware pots. His tableware comes in a variety of styles and glazes. These vessels are fired in a gas fired kiln, to 1250degrees, making them suitable for the oven, microwave and dishwasher.
Ray’s garden pots, whether glazed, part-glazed or raw clay, are resistant to frost, the larger vessels being fired in the traditional manner in a timber-fired kiln which he built in the garden. Ray welcomes visitors to the Studio behind Ivy House where, at weekends, he is happy to give demonstrations of throwing, coiling or glazing.
The Gallery is in the ground floor of Ivy House. Displayed here, alongside Ray’s pots, are ceramics by Mike Bacon and Juliet Mann, (who make and fire their work here); original paintings; turned and carved wood; silver, bead and fused glass jewellery; photos; and handmade cards.
The Gallery is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, and on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11 am to 5 pm. There is parking at the front of the Gallery.
Wednesday 10.30 - 5.30pm
Thursday 10.30 - 5.30pm
Friday 10.30 - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.30 - 5.30pm
Sunday 11 - 5pm