Dworski: A Potter’s Centenary

We are thrilled to be hosting an exhibition to mark 100 years since Adam Dworski’s birth. During Herefordshire Art Week, an exhibition in the cottage and the old pottery will celebrate the life and work of the potter after whom Pottery Cottage is named.

Dworski: A Potter’s Centenary, 9-17 September 2017, Pottery Cottage, Clyro HR3 5SB

Adam Dworski (1917-2011) set up Wye Pottery in Clyro 1956. Exhibition will feature a wide range of figures, plaques, pots in stonework often with majolica glaze, shown in his original studio.


Exhibition at Pottery Cottage

Re-imagining the Laws of England and Wales: Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta
Artists’ Books touring exhibition from The Sidney Nolan Trust, showing at Pottery Cottage, Clyro during Hay Festival 2017
Exhibition open doors:
Friday 26th May, 2-4pm
Tuesday 30th May 2-4pm
Wednesday 31st May 2-4pm
Thursday 1st June 2-4pm
Viewings at other times during the Hay Festival by arrangement. Please contact Emma Balch on doblemdesign@gmail.com or 01497 822931 or 07879 373431.

New Autumn/Winter Offer

New Autumn/Winter offer at Pottery Cottage: £60 per night for room only, which includes the teas (including Pukka tea selection), coffees (with ground coffee from Method Roastery), a glass pint of milk and a jar of Hay Deli granola.

Booking with full breakfast basket/B&B service also available, for £75 per night for two people.

Hope to see you! The room is warm and cosy and the autumn light is just lovely in that room.


We also have signed copies of Oliver’s book, Under the Tump, available to buy at Pottery Cottage or we can post them out to you.


01497 822931



Under the Tump

Just brilliant to have people booking the B&B on the back of reading Oliver’s Under the Tump (Faber & Faber, May 2016). Thanks to all the businesses around Hay that are selling the book. Here it for sale alongside Bernie’s tasty pastries at Hay’s Thursday market.

We can post signed copies of Under the Tump for £15 (free p&p). Email Emma at doblemdesign@gmail.com to arrange.

Under the Tump - cover

‘The room exceeded all our expectations’

“The room exceeded all our expectations. Tucked away in the little village of Clyro, we used it as a base to explore Hay-on-Wye and some gorgeous walks in the area. Emma and Oliver were really accommodating, and allowed us to be very self-contained which was perfect. The breakfast was amazing … a lovingly crafted hamper of treats – yum! The bath and shower were incredibly indulgent, and the interior decor throughout has been thoughtfully chosen. We felt right at home here, and didn’t want to leave – a very special place which would love come back to!”
Eleanor, Cardiff

Under the Tump

This week we received an advance copy of Under the Tump: Sketches of Real Life on the Welsh Borders by Oliver Balch. The book features Pottery Cottage on the front cover, on the pages of the book, and is even referenced in the title. ‘Tump’ (or ‘twmp’) is the name for a castle mound, and Pottery Cottage is built under the Clyro tump, where a 13th century castle once stood.

Under the Tump will be published by Faber & Faber on May 19, 2016, and it is available for pre-order now. We will copies for sale at Pottery Cottage B&B from May, and of course Oliver will be happy to sign copies for guests!


Under the Tump - cover