I love to visit potteries whenever I travel. To me potteries are like churches...most places have one and well, in a way, clay is my religion so i feel very comforted and at home in them. Spring Studios are about as idyllic as they come. The pottery itself is in an old sugar mill that has been transformed into small individual working studios.Walk inside of what looks like a roofless stone ruin and you find small spaces where potters, painters and artists work.
Each studio, some larger than others, has its own unique feeling. Some are lined with large leafed plants, some more spare, enclosed by walls of large stones and all of them are open partially to the sky.
large pot on the wheel
The pottery attracts artists from all over the world. A french potter was working there earlier this year as well as Maria from England who is one of the resident potters currently working at the studio.
Maria throwing pots at Spring Studio
Just to make you drool even more there is even a little pool in courtyard of the building. It really doesn't get any better than that...unless taking off to the beach (a five minute walk) and cooling off in the warm waters of the Caribbean ocean is your preference, which is exactly what I did.
I'll be back soon with more island tales and sneak peaks at some more local talent.
Now off I go for a sail.