About Bristol Pottery: Contact info: Phone: 847-287-7735
Bristol Pottery is a one man shop making handcrafted, one of a kind, functional, stoneware pottery for everyday use. My name is Fred Gregory, and I have been making pots for 39 years. The vast majority of my work is made on the wheel, but I also do some slab and coil pots, as well as, some textural sculptures.
When I first started making pots, I fell in love with the process. I just couldn’t get enough. I practiced at the wheel until my hands were raw from the sand and grog in the clay, and then I practiced some more. When I wasn’t making pots, I was reading about them, going to museums, and visiting the studios of other potters. The pots I was making at the time were not very good, but I was learning and enjoying the journey. That learning continues every time I touch the clay!