About Us

Simon’s Pottery

Simon’s passion for pottery started at school when he was encouraged to include pottery alongside his Art A Level studies. He went on to study ceramics at Bristol, following which he set up his own studio, producing a range of decorative and domestic stoneware. Basing himself in Worcester to start with, he has since worked in Lincolnshire and Warwickshire.

Larger premises were needed to meet the needs of the expanding business, so in 2018 Simon, and his wife Anne, moved to Drefach Felindre near Newcastle Emlyn in beautiful West Wales. The pottery now occupies a former Welsh stone slaughterhouse built in the late 1800s. Situated close to the National Wool Museum, this is a thriving tourist area, within a half hour of stunning coastline and beaches.

Simon’s use of mellow, earth-tone glazes means his pots complement any décor. A handmade pot is very tactile, and whether you are cupping your hands round one of Simon’s coffee mugs or serving a meal from one of his casserole dishes, you know you are in possession of a stylish but timeless piece that has been lovingly made by a potter with over forty years’ experience.

The name “Mill Rundle” was chosen many decades ago (“Rundle” is a Lincolnshire term for a stream) and it is a happy coincidence that Simon’s new workshop in West Wales is bordered by a river serving the local woollen mill.

All of Simon’s pots can be used in the oven, or on the table, and are also dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe. Like any ceramic oven to tableware, sudden extreme temperature changes should be avoided.

Our pottery


Simon is currently supplying a number of restaurants, including working with a number of Michelin-starred chefs. Simon works closely with the chefs to create the crockery that meets their needs and complements their environment. The attached article shows how that collaboration works and how important it is to build a working relationship to achieve the best results.

Why not talk to us about how Mill Rundle Pottery can enhance the experience of diners at your restaurant, pub, holiday cottage or hotel? We can supply references on request.


Simon’s range of domestic stoneware is at home in any kitchen.

The current resurgence of home baking and making bread has resulted in a range of mixing bowls to suit every kitchen. His array of jugs ranges from tiny ones for the tea tray through to large pitchers for beer or wine. His smaller bowls are practical and adaptable for many occasions, whether it’s for breakfast cereal or pre-dinner nibbles.

Simon is always looking for new ideas and trends and is happy to take commission requests.

Taster Sessions and Workshops

Have you ever fancied having a go on a pottery wheel? As a result of our larger premises, Simon can now offer one-to-one or group sessions. Simon will provide close guidance to help you produce something you can be proud of. Simon will take one of your items and glaze fire them to provide a lasting memento of your visit.

A two-hour Taster Session starts from £30 per person. Contact us to find out more.

Find us

Dolwerdd, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire SA44 5UG
Call us on 07733 155 925

Situated just half an hour from either Carmarthen or Cardigan, Mill Rundle Pottery is just minutes from the A484 connecting the two towns.

From Carmarthen, follow the A484 to Saron, then turn left at the signpost to the National Wool Museum. This road brings you into the village of Drefach Felindre immediately opposite Mill Rundle Pottery. There is plenty of on-street parking.

From Cardigan, follow the A484 past Newcastle Emlyn then turn right in the next village of Pentrecagal. After about a mile, you will come to Drefach Felindre. Turn left opposite the church and Mill Rundle Pottery is located another 200 yards further along on the left hand side. There is plenty of on-street parking.