Nigel Montandon

Artist and Potter
Snowdrops at Weir Gardens
Ceramics & Pottery, Drawing, Painting

Since I was very young I had a great love of drawing and painting. Living in Pershore I have happy memories of sitting on a gravestone and sketching the Abbey where I was a choirboy and cycling to Croome Court sketching. I don't know whether my work had any merit but the art teacher at my school gave me encouragement to pursue my interest. Never long without a pencil in my hand I trained as a Structural Draughtsman and spent my early years in a drawing office. In my later years my wife and I were lucky enough to buy a farm at Leigh Sinton and developed a farm shop and nursery , P.Y.O. and ordinary field crops. Many years on, retired and living at Linley Green I am able to spend most of my time painting interspersed with sessions in my pottery workshop, my other great love.

Working in oils and watercolours I strive to capture the beauty and calm of the Herefordshire countryside. Whilst my paintings are based on realism I do like to keep the work loose and painterly. To this end I like alla prima and plein air paintings together with quick pen and wash sketches. My potters wheel is very popular with people young and old who have never experienced 'throwing' clay. I have had groups visit and had great fun. A group of autistic children have visited a couple of times. They were very happy occasions.

Please come, Daphne and I would love to meet you and have a chat and tea or coffee maybe. Lots of pictures and pottery on display in the studio and house and work in progress in the studio.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to road closures the advice for travellers from Worcester on the A44 is NOT to turn left at Knightwick Bridge towards Suckley but to continue towards Bromyard and take the left turn B4220 to Malvern and follow the signs. This does not apply at weekends or Bank Holidays when the roads are open as normal.

Venue address
Grain Farm
Linley Green
From Worcester turn left at B4220 to Malvern and follow the signs. From Malvern on A4103, turn right onto B4220 to Bromyard. After 2.5 miles turn right past caravan park, right at T junction. We are 500yds on right.
07985 512404
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Opening dates and times

10.30 am - 5.00 pm10.30 am - 5.00 pm10.30 am - 5.00 pm