Snowdonia International Dark Sky Reserve status inspires Welsh ceramic range

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Snowdonia International Dark Sky Reserve status has inspired a new ‘In the Night Sky’ range of ceramics designed and created by a Mid Wales pottery.

Snowdonia Dark Sky. Photo courtesy of © Keith T. O’Brien.
Snowdonia Dark Sky.
Photo courtesy of © Keith T. O’Brien.

The region was announced as an International Dark Sky Reserve last December and is only the 10th in the world. This designation is given by the International Dark Sky Institute to select destinations that have proven that the quality of their night sky is outstanding and real efforts are being made to reduce light pollution.

Lahn Hinchliffe, from the Quarry Pottery at Corris Craft Centre, near Machynlleth, who designed and made the new ‘In the Night Sky’ range, said: “I was born and brought up in this area of Snowdonia and have always been amazed by the clarity of the night sky.

“Our new ceramic range has been inspired by this natural beauty and includes a midnight blue colour with special detail to represent the serenity of the Snowdonia night sky. I plan to create more products that tie into science themes, such as a Mars colour and a slate colour glaze finish.”

The new ‘In the Night Sky’ ceramic domestic ware includes mugs, espresso mugs, bowls, egg cups and funky splash bowls.