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Denise Brown

My stoneware ceramic work draws inspiration from the British coastline and from my surrounding Fenland landscape. I construct using slab building techniques and my designs are incised into the clay by hand. I use tools made from found objects on my walks to mark make onto the clay, and my own slips to decorate.  My new work is informed by the many walks along rural farm droves here and the isolated Fenland farm buildings.

Weather permitting, over the Open Studio weekend we plan to do a pit firing each day (starting the first pit fire on the Friday) and Christine & Brian Withall will be demonstrating the raku process over the whole weekend.

Exhibiting from my pottery studio which is located on our working farm in Benwick, we are surrounded by the rural open Fenland landscape. On your visit you are welcome to walk the re-wilded meadow trail at the front of the house, where a path has been mowed to view the indigenous plants and insects.

This year I will be joined by Debbie Davis ( who will be showing her beautiful individual handbuilt ceramics, decorated in a variety of methods and demonstrating her love of drawing. She will also have her original artwork on display. Christine Withall will be exhibiting a selection of her stunning ceramics, including her African ladies and tactile pinch pots (  Brian Withall, will be exhibiting his exciting experiments in glasswork. Kerry Richardson’s Keramika Creations will be on show; porcelain pieces incorporated into themed jewellery ranges, unique artworks and glass bubbles.  Lesley Adolphson ( will be showing her striking  individual handmade silver jewellery. Andrea Van Kleef ( will be here with her handwoven textile pieces, using natural fibres and with emphasis on texture, design and colour. All the artists joining me have their own Artist’s page to view on this website for more information.

The water urn will be hot for you to help yourself to tea or coffee, with cold drinks and homemade cakes available too.  Plenty of outdoor seating should you wish to just come and watch the demonstrations.

To see more images of my work and Fenland farming life please search @denisebrownceramics  and @ecbrownfarms on Instagram.


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Contact name
Denise Brown

Exhibition address
Grange Farm, Whittlesey Road, Benwick, Cambridgeshire, PE15 OXU

Mobile 07949 442772

Open days

9 July 2022 (10:00 - 16:00)
10 July 2022 (10:00 - 16:00)

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Open other times by appointment

Demonstrations available

Tuition offered

Garden open for visitors

Refreshments served

Commissions accepted


Ceramics inspired by British coastline and surrounding Fenland landscape. Also showcasing her new work. Pit-firing and Raku demonstrations all weekend, in beautiful rural farm environment.


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