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Hello

My name is Abigail and I am Scarab Pots. I live in Bristol, UK.

I make beautiful pots for your home and I run taster sessions and longer courses from my studio in Keynsham.

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My Story

I was a teacher for more than 20 years and I love working with people, helping them to learn new things and push them out of their comfort zones. I believe that we grow through learning, trying and failing, and then trying again. I am a self-taught potter and I still get better every day (apart from the days that I don't and nothing goes right!). Practice makes progress.

Pottery is such a mindful, relaxing activity, and I am so lucky that I get to make pots every day! I believe that pottery - whether this is merely the sensory experience of playing with clay, or the creative expression and satisfaction of crafting a beautiful pot - is good for you. It's good for the mind, good for the body and good for the soul.

I started my business in April 2022, so I'm still learning and still learning what Scarab Pots might become.

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Why the scarab?

All my pots are stamped on the bottom with a scarab beetle.

Scarab beetles have shells that are multi-tonal and iridescent and incredibly beautiful. I love glazes like that - glazes where you can't really describe what colour it is in one word.

 

In Ancient Egypt, scarabs were worshipped as symbols of renewal, good fortune and hope - and who wouldn't want that for their new business? 

Also, well, beetles are really cool!

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