Our Apprentices

Our current apprentice


Natasha Wightman


Natasha is working with Sabine Nemet and Nic Collins in Devon.  During the year of her apprenticeship, she aims to embed ways of working that are necessary for running a successful wood firing studio, and to further cultivate her style and build on the valuable experience she gained working alongside Penny Simpson in 2019.


You can follow her apprenticeship on Instagram natashawightmanceramics


Past apprentices


Bridget Timoney (2019)


Bridget worked with Julie Ayton in Salisbury and continues to do so now that her apprenticeship has finished.  You can see images from her apprenticeship on Instagram bt.ceramics



Rebecca Thornton (2018)


Becca worked with James and Tilla Waters in Carmathenshire.  She is now the Artisa Curatorial Fellow at the Charleston Trust.  You can see images from her apprenticeship on Instagram thornton.becca


Peter Montgomery (2018)


Peter worked with Svend Bayer and continues to work at Kigbeare Studios as part of the Kigbeare Kiln Project team.  His website is petermontgomery.co.uk or you can follow him on Instagram Petermontgomery


Joseph Fuller (2017)


Joseph Fuller completed his apprenticeship at Winchcombe Pottery, under the expert tutelage of Matt Grimmitt and John Forster.  On completion of his apprenticeship at the end of November 2017, he stayed on as the third member of the production team.  You can follow him on Instagram joseph.frank.fuller and read about the historic Winchcombe pottery, established in 1926 by Michael Cardew at winchcombepottery.co.uk