| Pru Green
Pru Green is a ceramic artist who has worked for over 50 years with earthenware clay decorated with coloured slips. Each piece is hand thrown with precision and hand decorated with the utmost care.
At the tender age of 11 Pru gained a scholarship to study art at Sheffield College, where she discovered clay and knew early on that this would be her life long love (or preoccupation?). She first worked as an occupational therapist in the field of creative ceramics and then taught at Grimsby Art College.
In 1966 she bought a wheelwright's premises with a small convenience store, petrol pumps and a milk delivery service, and transformed them into the now well-known Alvingham Pottery, where she ran a café alongside a ceramic workshop and selling space. Throughout her potting career Pru has managed large teams of ceramicists, training young blood who have since become known potters in their own right.
From Lincolnshire Pru moved to Wales and in Carmarthen set up Gwili Pottery, another working studio and selling space. Gwili is still running and is more successful than ever.
In search of a drier climate Pru headed for East Anglia and settled in Wivenhoe where she opened The Sentinel Gallery which she ran until the end of January 2018. Pru has now retired from running her gallery but continues to make her exquisite pottery for us but at a much more leisurely pace!