Keith and Beryl have both been making pots since they were at Art School in the late 1950's. They have both been teachers of Art, Design and Ceramics. Their studios are in the tiny village of Pinmore amongst the beautiful hills of rural south Carrick. Living and working amongst these hills, yet very close to the sea, provides them with continuous inspiration. The colours, patterns, textures and movement, all find their way into their work. Keith and Beryl use a variety of superior clays which they blend to suit various making methods. They make all their own colours and glazes which they fire in gas kilns to 1300 degrees C. The majority of their glazes are composed using a large proportion of refined ashes of hardwoods harvested in Carrick forests. Glazes made using woodash were first discovered by the ancient Chinese over 3000 years ago. Keith and Beryl use these natural materials to get the beautiful colours in their very Scottish pottery.
The Ceramics Gallery, adjacent to the studios, is always stocked with an ongoing collection of their individual and collaborative work, which will vary throughout the year. A visit to Peinn Mor Pottery will always be inspirational.