Welcome to the Cat Pottery Open Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in the village of West Burton in Wensleydale the Nichols family has been making Moorside Cats since 1982. The cats are modelled in clay and given life and their own names in this tranquil, picturesque place with its magnificent village Green and its hidden waterfall Cauldron Falls below which salmon spawned in 2013-2015. but alas none in 2016 as water conditions were unfavourable. We trust conditions will be favourable this year 2017. They were and salmon were leaping in October for about a week..
It's now 2018 November 13 and the beck is not deep enough to take the salmon as we've had little rain throughout the year. .However trout have been spotted in the big pool below the falls. Oh dear, The year has gone and it's now well into Jan 2019, no real snow but plenty of cold nights and last night a blood red moon with total eclipse.
Here, since 1982 two generations-people and cats have been involved in the business: Shirley and Barrie Nichols and daughter Sarah alongside the family cats Chloe, Orlando, Zoe, Millie and Tilda, and newcomers Ruby, Alfie and Sophie who have all been models for the ceramic, metallic and granite stone garden cats.
Email: [email protected] | Tel +44 (0) 1969 663273
Moorside Cats are available exclusively at The Cat Pottery, Moorside Design in West Burton and also through Mail Order by Telephone and Online. Payment can be through Paypal, Credit/Debit card and by Bacs(FPS) using Sort Code and Account Number.