Sea Drift Pottery is small independent pottery studio set up and run by Pauline Beautyman. Not only is all the pottery made here from sticky clay to finished items, but the studio is also home to budding future potters who come along to regular classes and workshops held throughout the year.
Pauline first learned her pottery skills in classes after being given a voucher for her Christmas when her duaghter was just a baby. Even all these years later there is plenty to learn and she is constantly learning and developing her work. It's been a journey, not just in practicing the skills of throwing pots but finding the right place to work and grow. To begin with Sea Drift Pottery Studio existed between home and a friend's shared pottery cellar. Then it finally moved into its current space at Holy Loch Marina in Sandbank, Argyll. It's a friendly and creative studio space surrounded by hills, the sea and plenty boats; the ideal situation to inspire handmade pottery.
The studio is open to visitors while we are working. We may be throwing pots or up to our elbows in glaze but you are welcome to come in! You can come along and find out more about workshops or ask questions and see a demo on throwing. Or just pop in for a nosey! There is also a small range of my pottery for sale at the studio.
Where You Can Buy
You can buy Sea Drift Pottery work online and locally in a variety of Scottish art studios and galleries.
If you have a gallery or a shop which exclusively sells handmade work and you would like to stock my handmade ceramics then please do get in touch.
- Pinetrees, Lochgoilhead
- The Modern Croft, Oban
- Tig Gallery, Tighnabruaich, Argyll
- Shooftie, Helensburgh, Argyll
From around the Dunoon area: Drive to Sandbank and into the marina, straight past the boat shed towards the main office. Turn left at the end of the boat shed and park.
From the North
Drive into Sandbank with Holy Loch on your left. Take the first turning left in the village and the entrance to the marina is on the left at the bend in the road. Drive into the marina, straight past the boat shed towards the main office. Turn left at the end of the boat shed and park.
From the West
If you are visiting from the other side of the Clyde, take the Western Ferry from Gourock to Hunters Quay. When you get off the ferry turn right and follow the shore road to Sandbank. After you pass the play park on your right you will come to a sharp bend in the road to your left. At this bend, the marina is on your right. Drive into the marina, straight past the boat shed towards the main office. Turn left at the end of the boat shed and park.