Charmouth Pottery was founded by local resident Mike Hendrick in 1967, after setting up a small pottery of his own at Fernhill Hotel in 1962. While undertaking contract work for Honiton Pottery, he began mould-making for his own production. By 1975, he employed three people to cast moulds, increasing his annual output to 10,000 pots. Mike extended the rear of the forge and created a gallery and showroom, from which visitors could watch him working at his wheel. His trademark items included his famous oatmeal-coloured bowls, vases, jugs, mugs, miniature cottages, square and dome-shaped honey pots, some of which are shown in the gallery below. In 1987 Mike relocated his business to his home at the Old Manor House in the Street but finally closed his business in 1993 after 26 years. These items were generously donated by a village resident.
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