There are a number of artists who are based at North Farm. You can read their biographies below and guests are welcome to arrange a visit to one or more of the studios before or during their visit. Some artists will be around everyday, some visit more sporadically.
David Harley, one of the owners of North Farm, took up pottery as a therapy after many years as a practising doctor.
With no formal training in ceramics but with a belief that utilitarian objects should be beautiful, he set about making pottery for the table and the kitchen. The result is a high fired stone ware which is both distinctive and practical. It is eminently usable and has a strong visual and tactile appeal.
Having started his pottery whilst living in Buckinghamshire, David has established a small studio at North Farm and is occasionally joined there by other local potters.
Guests at North Farm Cottages will find that the majority of the plates, cups and bowls they are using have been made by David at North Farm.
Teucer Wilson is one of the country’s leading lettercutters and stone carvers. He produces a variety of work including sculptures for private settings and public art projects,garden pieces, signage and memorial work. He enjoys making anything from three dimensional abstract sculptures to more functional work such as birdbaths, sundials, seating, house name plaques and headstones. He generally works to commission, mainly in limestone, sandstone and slate, although he has also worked in wood, glass, stainless steel and cast iron.
More information and examples of his work are available on his website here.