Addington Studio
Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics and Glass


Addington Studio
The Old Bakery, Marshwood, nr Bridport, Dorset DT6 5QF, UK
tel/fax: 01297 678247;

Addington Studio takes its name from the cottage where it started out (right), situated in the village of Upottery in the county of Devon, UK. In 2006, Pam moved a short distance to larger premises at Marshwood, just over the border in the county of Dorset.

The maps below show both locations and where we are in relation to the rest of the UK.

For a more detailed map of how to get to The Old Bakery, Marshwood, click here

The original Addington Studio in Upottery
Map of Upottery and Marshwood
Map of UK showing Marshwood

Upottery? Where is that?
Upottery is a small village in rural Devon, situated in an AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) about 4 miles from the market town of Honiton. Honiton was one of the centres of the medieval cloth trade and later became famous for its lace making, but today's visitors are more likely to explore Honiton's numerous antique shops. Upottery was mentioned in the Domesday Book and traces of buildings dating back to the 13th and 14th century can be found. Some of the cottages are thatched but the majority of the village was rebuilt by the Sidmouth family in the nineteeth century in the picturesque style. Upottery is sometimes referred to as the Sidmouth Estate, an echo from the past when in 1801 Henry Addington a son of the manor became Prime Minster and later Viscount Sidmouth. Hence the name Addington Cottages,although I confess I did not know any of this history when I bought the cottage and named my studio Addington Studio after my cottage.

Our new premises
The Old Bakery was a working bakery up until the 1960's, and my parents lived there until they passed away in 2006. The original building was extended and "modernised" at various stages, and my studio and Addington Supplies are now up and running.

This means that I can now teach in a well-equipped working studio which is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Teaching wasn’t scheduled to start until Sept 2007, but I have already run a pilot. I will repeat that if enough people want to come. I am aware that there are difficulties in finding suitable tuition for ceramic conservators and restorers. Please be aware that three weeks intensive training will not equip you to set up in business as a ceramic conservator and or restorer, so that is not on offer here. There is also a significant group of conservators who repair pots for fun. They are welcome too. These are just pilot days to allow me to assess student’s requirements and work out the best way of delivering the tuition requested. The studio takes four or five conservators comfortably.

The final objective is to have accommodation at the Old Bakery. Meanwhile you can choose from the many B and Bs, self catering facilities or hotels locally. The world heritage Jurassic coast is within easy driving distance and the views are superb.

View from Marshwood