My Story

My Story

My name is Libbi Hutchence and I live in Suffolk with my husband Mark and Buster our cat.  I love to while away the hours creating things out of natural materials.  I am never happier than when I have clay under my fingernails and pots on my shelf.

With pottery it was love at first sight.  I craved the calming influence it has on me.  There is something very meditative about what I do, it is so therapeutic, the way the wheel spins, pulling up the clay and making something fun and beautiful out of a such a natural material.  I love the thought that I am using all of the main elements to create with clay, (clay from the earth, water to lubricate, air to dry the clay, fire to fire the clay).  There is a real sense of achievement making something out of such a basic material.

I work in stoneware clay therefore all of my items are fired up to about 1200°c and can be put in the freezer, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven.  The garden items I make can be enjoyed all year around as they will withstand frosty nights and snowy days.

My facepots are very popular and have appeared on BBC 'Escape to the Country' as well as many magazines.

I used to work for the NHS until 2019 when I gave it up to become a full time potter.  I think it was the best decision I could have made.  I enjoy teaching my skills to others and chatting at markets and fairs.

I am a member of Anglian Potters and teach evening classes at the West Suffolk College in Bur St Edmunds as well as running 1-1 sessions from my own studio.

I hope you enjoy looking through my website. 

Libbi x


I love making things especially for people.  Please don't hesitate to contact me via email regarding your commissions.  I will get back to you with lead times and prices.