Michael and Barbara Hawkins are the proprietors of Port Isaac Pottery. Michael is the potter, and Barbara, the decorator. Michael grew up in the lovely fishing village of Port Isaac, but has spent most of his career away from home, only returning to Port Isaac in 1996. His work is hand thrown stoneware, and he is forever experimenting with new techniques - using a 50cu.ft. oil-fired kiln and an electric kiln.
Barbara can be seen from the showroom, doing the intricate decorative work with the speed and assurance that come with true craftsmanship. Since returning to Cornwall, much of the work has become influenced by the close proximity of the sea, and fish figure prominently in many of the designs. Their home - once the village Sunday School - overlooks the harbour.