In 1985 when Toff and Georgina Milway were looking for pottery premises they found the Old Forge buildings empty and semi derelict. It had been a working forge and wheel-wright's shop up until 1952. Despite the generations of sooty deposits, tar blackened walls and quantities of rusty old iron everywhere, the beautiful Cotswold stone buildings were ideal for use as a pottery and showroom.
The ancient ridge and furrow orchard, surrounding the Old Forge is typical of the area and provides a picturesque setting in which to make and sell handmade pottery. Spring brings a truly spectacular show of blossom; Summer yields a crop of old varieties of plums, damsons and greengages and Autumn provides quantities of pears and apples for food and drink.
With such abundance who could resist making pots for them all.