Our Apprentices

Our current apprentice


Lexie Macleod


Lexie is working with Richard St John Heeley at Hempmill.   Lexie graduated from the DCCOI Ceramics Skills Course in December 2020.  While still on the course, she met Richard at CAL and spent her summer holiday working as his assistant. 


During her apprenticeship at Hempmill, she aims to gain knowledge and skills in production throwing, woodfiring, how to run a pottery business and how to build kilns.  You can follow her progress on Instagram lexiemacleodpottery


Past apprentices


Natasha Wightman (2020)


Natasha worked with Sabine Nemet and Nic Collins in Devon.  You can see images from her apprenticeship on Instagram natashawightmanceramics


Bridget Timoney (2019)


Bridget worked with Julie Ayton in Salisbury and continues to do so now that her apprenticeship has finished.  You can see images from her apprenticeship on Instagram bridget.timoney and her website is bridgettimoney.com


Rebecca Thornton (2018)


Becca worked with James and Tilla Waters in Carmathenshire.  She is now a picture researcher at the National Gallery.  You can see images from her apprenticeship on Instagram thornton.becca


Peter Montgomery (2018)


Peter worked with Svend Bayer at Kigbeare, where he helped to build the anagama kiln .  After his apprenticeship finished, he stayed on to make his own work and to teach at Kigbeare Studios.  In July 2020, he moved to Innsbruck, Austria to establish his own studio.  His website is petermontgomery.co.uk or you can follow him on Instagram Petermontgomery


Joseph Fuller (2017)


Joseph Fuller undertook an apprenticeship at Winchcombe Pottery, under the expert tutelage of Matt Grimmitt and John Forster.  On completion of his apprenticeship at the end of November 2017, he stayed on as the third member of the production team.  You can follow him on Instagram joseph.frank.fuller and read about the historic Winchcombe pottery, established in 1926 by Michael Cardew at winchcombepottery.co.uk