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About Moira & Holy Loch Pottery

Moira Ferguson has taught and made pottery for over forty years. Her interest in pottery started in the mid 1960s at Leicester Teacher Training College and continues today at Holy Loch Pottery.


Moira is fascinated by the history ceramics and has travelled extensively to research traditional pottery techniques. Her own work draws on her knowledge of hand building methods including slab work, coils, pinching and wheel-thrown vessels. She is inspired by the natural forms that surround her Holy Loch studio; the lochs, glens and ancient carvings that are scattered across the landscape of Cowal.

Moira produces a wide range of pottery, suitable for the garden and home. She is keen to share her passion for pottery through teaching and offers group and one-to-one classes to all levels of pottery enthusiasts. She can provides talks, demonstrations and classes from her studio or can visit you.

Moira is a member of the Scottish Pottery Association (SPA), The Cutural Heritage and Arts Assembly (CHARts) and Cowal Open Studios. She attends gardening shows including the Harrogate Flower Show and Gardening Scotland. She has also exhibited work at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride, the Scottish Sculpture Park at Caol Ruadh, Colintraive, Argyll and Scotland’s Natural Heritage site, Taynish, Argyll. In 2018 Moira won the Beltane Award at the Paisley Art Institute’s Open Exhibition.


Moira welcomes enquires from fellow potters and people interested in learning about pottery.

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