About Chris

Chris O'DonoghueI trained at Bournemouth Art College and Poole Pottery and worked at the old Cranbrook Station Pottery in Kent, before starting O’Donoghue Pottery in Rye, where I developed the first of the ubiquitous little ceramic cottages that are so collectable today.

Shinglesea and Chris at Chelsea 2007I then freelanced, specialising in creating one-off models of grand houses, complete with miniature gardens, until turning to full-time gardening in 2002.

I look after two large country gardens, and spend the rest of my time designing, advising on and restoring gardens in the South-East.