UPDATE OCTOBER 2007: Sadly, Barry has not been able to make any more pots in his own workshop since he had to move from Cox Hill

some years ago now. I have not had the heart to update this page until now. He is currently a much-loved maintenence manager in an old

peoples' home in Truro. However he has recently been throwing again courtesy of Pete Swanson at Rosesugeon, and is actively looking for

new opportunities to make pots again... he has new ideas and it would be worthwhile watching this space! ( Which I will do my best to keep

up to date... Nigel Hallworth 2/10/07


Recently he has moved workshops from Carnon Downs Garden Centre (with Hugh West ) to the dizzy heights of Cocks Hill , PERRANPORTH , where he can gaze down the Ponsmere Valley at the sea as he happily pots away ....( except when it's cold )

He has built a new kiln of his own design and making ( which may be why it took so long ) and is now turning out really lovely SODA-GLAZED pots.

He's still not satisfied and continues to experiment and to advance his technique in his search for new colours and textures , and the shapes are evolving as well.

tel:0781 586 3137 / 01872 276303

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Galleries Selling Barry's Work :
Link to the Saltgalze Gallery
Makers 43, St. Paul's St., Stamford, Lincs. PE9 2BH 01780 762281
St.Ives Pottery Gallery 1, Lower Fish St. ,St. Ives, Cornwall. TR26 1LT 01736 794930
Borlase Gallery South St.. Blewbury, Didcot,Oxon OX19 9PX 01235 850274
Mid Cornwall Galleries St.Austell Rd.,( A390) St.Blazey Gate,Cornwall. 01726 812131
PrintMakers' Gallery 8, Tregunna Hill, St.Ives, Cornwall. 01736 796654
Boscastle Pottery The Old Bakery, Boscastle, Cornwall. 01840 250291
The Guild of Ten 19, Old Bridge St.,Truro. 01872 274681
Cotehele Quay Gallery Cotehele,St,Dominick,Saltash, PL12 6TA 01579 51494
Cry of The Gulls 2, Webb St., Fowey, Cornwall. 01726 883838
Chase Art Gallery 15, Polmoria Walk, Wadebridge, PL27 7NS 01208 813552 see links page
Dartington Cider Press Skinner's Bridge, Dartington,Totnes,Devon. 01803 864171
Avalon Art West End, Marazion, Cornwall. 01736 710161
Trelissick Gallery Trellissick Gardens,Nr.Feock,Truro 01872 864084
Trelowarren Gallery Trelowarren House, Mawgan-in-Menegue,Nr.Helston. 01326 221567
The Old Bake House 7a Swan St., Llantrisant , Mid Glamorgan 01443 225889
The Round House Sennen Cove, Cornwall. 01736 871777 see links page
The Guild of Ten 19 Old Bridge St., Truro 01872 274681
Link to Soda Glaze Gallery 1
Sodaglaze Pictures Awaited !
the beard is smaller & trendier at the moment
Barry Huggett’s pottery today is the result of a steady evolution from his days as head potter at the old Lake’s Pottery in Truro . Seminal influences have been John Davidson of Ladock and now , Hugh West, late of of the Carnon Downs Pottery , whose workshop Barry shared .

After Salt Glazing for 10 years and moving into a new workshop. I decided to change direction and experiment with Soda Glazing as it gives brighter but subtle colours and texture.
I once fire my pots to 1300 degrees C. with the soda being introduced when the kiln temperature has reached 1250 degrees. I continue to spray for two hours until I have used 2 kilos of Bicarbonate of Soda , which has been dissolved into hot water to form a saturated solution.By withdrawing a test ring from the kiln at intervals I can check the soda build up on the pots.
The soda solution forms a glaze by combining with the silica and alumina inherent in the clay to form the classic orange peel of the traditional salt glaze.
As the soda builds vapour doesn't flow as readily through the kiln as salt vapour, the pots have a tendency for an uneven soda glaze effect texture.
I am also experimenting by spraying with soda sensitive glazes on parts of the pots, prior to firing to give a smooth glazed area which contrasts with the texture of the soda glazed areas


Salt glazing originated in Germany’s Rhine land in the 12th cent. Salt is placed in the fire boxes of the kiln where it volatilises and drifts through the kiln as a vapour combining with the silica and alumina inherent in the clay to create the classic “ Orange Peel “ salt glaze .