Information about the highly successful Crich Pottery, which Diana and David ran for thirty years in the Derbyshire villlage of Crich.

Diana first set up Crich Pottery in 1973 , after several years training ,  beginning at Camberwell College of Art as a schoolgirl .  A foundation course at Croydon College of Art followed and from there she went on to  Loughborough College ofArt where she studied ceramics . Her training culminated at the Royal College of Art in London  where she gained an MA Des RCA. Diana then went on to design for Denby Pottery  before deciding to produce her own exclusive designs at Crich in Derbyshire along with her husband David .

Most of the production at Crich Pottery was thrown on the potter's wheel, turned and assembled by hand. Those items that were not able to be thrown on the wheel  i.e. not round - were produced by a range of other techniques such as press moulding by hand, casting, and a jigger and jolly machine.

If you'd like to see more photos of Crich Pottery please follow this link to see our online photo book .  

Crich Pottery is decorated totally by hand, with the glazes first poured and overlapped and then the designs individually hand drawn by Diana, on a floral or rural theme.

The contents of the home-made glaze recipes reacting over one another are what create the unique effects within the drawing, and the precise kiln temperature is an intergral part of the whole process.

When you visit Cortijo La Solana you will notice lots of Crich Pottery pieces used to decorate and furnish Casa Grande and La Casita, all contributing to the uniqueness of your stay with us.

  If you wish , there will be the opportunity to purchase from our extensive stock , beautiful pieces of Crich  during your stay with us.