A visit to the Nicholas Mosse pottery in Bennettsbridge is more than just a visit – it’s an experience – a unique one - a little piece of Ireland gone by whose tradition carries on at Nicholas Mosse.
It is in this very mill where each individual piece of pottery is handcrafted and hand painted. It is here where Nick now trains and employs local people to produce his pottery that is shipped all over the world. It is here that Susan is continuously inspired to create new distinctive patterns and designs and it is here that Nicholas Mosse is honoured to welcome thousands of visitors each year to view their little piece of heaven.
Central to this experience, is our viewing windows. In our shop, visitors can watch our potters and decorators at work through glass windows; see our potters and decorators throw the shapes, fire up the kiln, glaze, paint and sponge-decorate each individual piece of Nicholas Mosse pottery by hand.
Our welcoming Irish country shop, houses a full range of every shape and pattern we have created, lovingly merchandised on traditional wooden dressers and scorched - painted cabinets. Here you will find the ever popular ‘quality seconds’ table, some collections of beautiful textiles, Irish woollens and home accessories, along with some breath-taking giftware.
Our now famous café, overlooks the stunning River Nore, serving delicious tea, coffee, scones and light lunches. Using simple local ingredients – including flour from our cousin’s mill across the river – it is the perfect area to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
And fittingly, due to the heritage of our surroundings, and the history of our Pottery, we have dedicated an entire room in the Mill for visitors to discover the history of the Mill, of the Pottery and of the local surrounding area. Nicholas Mosse also runs official tours* of the Pottery on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. For more information on visiting their Irish Country Shop and the seeing their decorators at work – go to www.nicholasmosse.com.