Pru Green has been working with pottery since she was twelve years old, when she won a junior scholarship to Sheffield School of Art. She fell in love with clay and has continued to work with it ever since. Pru married a fellow student and together they moved to Grimsby. She continued to make and sell pots, using the breakfast room in their home as the workshop and gallery. After the death of her first husband she bought a wheelwright’s cottage in the Lincolnshire Wolds and found herself responsible for a general store, a milk round and the local petrol pump! While maintaining these she established the Alvingham Pottery, which became increasingly successful and as it did so, Pru was gradually able to abandon the rest.
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When Pru re-married, she and her new husband moved to Carmarthenshire in Wales, he to farm and she to establish a second, even more successful pottery at Gwili. The Gwili Pottery ran for 25 years, until about ten years ago when Pru moved to East Anglia – to a warmer, sunnier climate and family ties.
Pru’s work is inspired by colour and pattern. Her work is hand thrown earthenware, decorated with coloured slips that are layered to create the richness and depth of colour typical of her designs. These decorate the jugs, bowls, mugs and other functional ware she makes – beautiful pieces to use and enjoy.