Viking potter finds market in the SCA

British potter Kate Phillips wanted to go to art school. Instead she became a nurse. Now, nearly 50 years later, Phillips has found her muse in hand-thrown Viking pottery, which she often sells at SCA events.

Working from her workshop in Bodger's Farm Pottery at Marshland St James, England, Phillips is surprised to have found a worldwide audience: "It is slightly crazy to think the pots I make here in my studio looking over the Fens are being used around the world, but then there aren’t too many people doing what I do."


Drachenwald in general and the Principality of Insulae Draconis can attest to the skill of this Potter.  She recently attended Yule Ball in Flintheath just this past weekend.  However she does not just do Viking pottery, she will do whatever you ask of her as long as you supply images and information, and her prices are very reasonable.  For myself I have over time commissioned a 14th century Toby jug (original in the V&A), an ink-pot, a salt-cellar, a 6-serving 14th century dinner service, candle-sticks, Heraldic drinking vessels, serving platters and illumination paint-trays.

Melisende Fitzwalter OL