Visiting Paul and Marion

Marion and Paul

Sarah and I had a really nice time when we visited with Paul Jessop and his partner Marion at their home in Ilminster.  They both had been out earlier in our trip to meet us at Art in Clay but it was great to have some time hanging out with them.

Jessop ShowroomPaul took us out to Barrington Court where his workshop and showroom are located.  It was a great place.  I think Paul is doing well there and it's excellent place to have customers coming in to buy pots.  He is looking to expand into a bigger space soon and even teach some classes.

Paul is a great businessman.  I was impressed with all the data he has kept up since becoming a full time potter.  He could teach most of us a lesson there.  He's got charts and graphs of income, expenses, budgets, etc.  Nicely done Paul.

Thanks to them both for their hospitality.