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    Elegant, hand-crafted salt glazed ceramics for lovers of food and gardening.
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    Elegant, hand-crafted salt glazed ceramics for lovers of food and gardening.
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    Elegant, hand-crafted salt glazed ceramics for lovers of food and gardening.

Welcome to the Conderton Pottery, home of Toff Milway

Toff has been a maker since childhood and has always tried to invent useful things, and creates pots that are not only beautifully elegant, but are also highly functional and useful. His own enjoyment of food makes him want his pots to inspire people to make good food, present it on or in interesting pots and to eat it in convivial company.

In his own words, 'Lets live life with style and enthusiasm! I am a born enthusiast and want to encourage everyone. As a country potter I like to create pots that have an old fashioned country feel to them yet still retain their elegant lines.'


Who is Toff?

Born in Preston, Lancashire in 1949, Toff was educated at Campbell College in Northern Ireland. His first experience of pottery was in 1968 working for Christa Reichel, a German sculptress, in the south west of Ireland. He then worked in various pottery workshops, culminating in a year as manager of a production workshop for a Camphill Village Trust. He joined the Harrow Studio Pottery Course run by Mick Casson and Vic Margrie in 1970 where he was introduced to kiln building by Wally Keeler and high fired salt-glaze by Gwyn Hanssen.

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What is salt-glaze?

A brief period in France working with Gwyn inspired him to build his first salt-glaze kiln in 1971 while still at Art School. He subsequently spent time working in Africa, France and the U.S.A. Salt-glaze has always been his particular specialism and even while working in Lesotho, Southern Africa, for 3½ years, he still managed to produce Salt-glaze pots.

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Planning a visit?

Toff and Georgie welcome visitors to the Pottery throughout the year, and are open Monday to Saturday, 9 - 5pm. It is advised that larger parties ring ahead, but there is ample parking and a very short walk to the Pottery studio.

There is also plenty to do in the local area when you visit, and we've put together a list of our favourites to help you plan the perfect visit.

Please phone ahead if you are planning a visit - 01386 725387

Things to do near Conderton


Shop online

Toff has selected a small number of items from his large range of products to sell online - perfect gifts for friends and family, or of course a little treat for yourself! To view the full range, please visit the Pottery, where you will be able to browse all of the available ceramics and pick the exact style and colour that suits you.

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Get in Touch

For further information regarding the commission of bespoke ceramics, or indeed any other enquiry, please contact Toff using the details below or complete the form.

E: info@toffmilway.co.uk
01386 725387

The Old Forge
Near Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire GL20 7PP


Please phone ahead if you are planning a visit.