Bill Crumbleholme

Bill Crumbleholme is a tall bearded potter who likes ancient wares.

He is a founding member of the Upwey Potters.

More information about his "Beaker Folk" pottery can be found at

Bill runs classes and workshops - see the link on the left.

The weekend workshops are detailed at this link.

Bill is active with the Ancient Wessex Network the website for that is where details of events where he runs beaker making workshops can be found.

Some of Bill's more enthusiastic pottery class students have started working and trading together as the Ridgeway Potters Collective, they appear at events such as farmers' markets attempting to sell their pots. They even have a website!

Bill's most famous project was making ancient pottery replicas for the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre.

There is more information on his Beaker Folk website

These are some of Bill's jugs and "Costrels", ready to be fired in the Wood fired kiln built by Bill & Laurence.

Bill is happiest when sitting at his wheel, in this case his old kick wheel that he learnt on many decades ago!

Bill's Raku pots on display at the Dorset Art Fair at Kingston Maurward. Spot the archetypal urn shape likeness!

Photo by Kim MacKeown, who happened to be passing.

A beaker, soda fired by Bill, inspired by the Bronze Age Drinking vessels. This is one of Bill's most popular lines, they are very simple yet attractive shapes, with some interesting surface texture and tones.

Bill unloading the wood fired kiln