Entrance to Chosin Pottery. Entrance to shop at Chosin Pottery.

’Chosin Pottery is one of the oldest continuing potteries on the Southern end of Vancouver Island. It was started by Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle. Sadly Robin passed away in 2017, however the pottery continues to feature a selection of his work including notable archival pieces that are not for sale. These pieces demonstrate a variety of techniques and forms that he produced over a 55 year career. Judi continues to create a wide range of one of a kind pieces for decoration or contemplation in high-temperature, reduction-fired porcelain. Mainly wheel thrown, Judi also explores altered and handbuilt forms. Much of her work can be used for food. 'Chosin Pottery is the exclusive destination for purchasing or ordering their work.

Located 40 minutes from downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 'Chosin Pottery is nestled on six acres in Metchosin. The Gallery and showroom are part of a renovated heritage house dating from the turn of the century that is surrounded by Japanese and English inspired gardens. The grounds contain one of the finest stands of first-growth Douglas fir in the Victoria area. The huge fir trees are underplanted with many large rhododendrons, azaleas, shrubs, and ferns, both indigenous and exotic. Through a beautiful circular window the Gallery overlooks the water garden and features a continually changing variety of one of a kind pieces.

In 1984 Robin and Judi founded Fired Up! Contemporary Works in Clay, and the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts both of which continue to this day.

Exquisite sterling silver jewellery made by Judi’s daughter, Morgan Saddington is often available in the showroom.

Judi and Robin have been highlighted on the website Artsquest. Check out their video interview.



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Weekends 10am - 5pm. Weekdays please call ahead. 250-474-2676