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Caro Flynn is a distinguished potter whose work has been exhibited and sold in South Africa, Germany and the United Kingdom for the last 25 years. Caro trained as a potter and teacher in South Africa, and as well as producing her own work, has always been a successful teacher of both adults and children. Caro’s work can be bought from her gallery shop at Bryn-y-Môr.


Artist's biography

Born in South Africa, Caro Flynn lived and worked in Durban and Johannesburg, teaching, potting and exhibiting throughout South Africa and Germany till the mid 1980s. In 1985, together with her English actor husband Eric, and small son, Johnny, she moved to London. Without a studio or access to a kiln Caro studied painting and etching at the Camden institute. Lillie was born in 1986 after which the Flynns moved to Hampshire where Caro set up studio in North Houghton on the river Test while Eric commuted to the West End. The next 12 years were spent making, exhibiting and selling pots in and around Winchester. Caro joined the Southern potters Group and taught pottery. She also ran courses for young NADFAS, and taught pottery privately in her studio.

In 1998 the Flynns acquired a known and loved Georgian mansion, Trevaccoon. The house was lovingly restored and run as a country house B&B. After Eric’s death in 2002 Caro continued to run the B&B, but there was little time for pottery.

At the beginning of 2008 Caro moved 3 miles along the coast road towards St David’s to Bryn-y-Môr. The garage was converted to a studio and now with only two rooms for guests and more time to make pots Caro is back teaching and potting, not to mention walking Mim, the little Border collie, along the Pembrokeshire coastal path!

“I draw inspiration from the west coast light, the sea, sunsets, flowers and colours of Pembrokeshire. Tulips look great in the jugs and, along with lilies, are my favourite cut flowers for the house.”  

 

Courses

As a working potter, instead of doing set courses, Caro offers guests interested in pottery a chance to work and learn alongside her. Beginners are most welcome as are more experienced potters. Tuition in different techniques is on offer: hand-built or thrown work, in either earthenware or stoneware. Caro's work is thrown and hand-built, high-fired, coloured earthenware.

At least 2 lessons of approx 2-3 hours each would be needed in order to produce something decent! These can be fitted in around weather, tides and other activities. Please contact us for prices if you are interested.