Nicholas Mosse has based his studio at an old riverside mill in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny. Starting the business originally in his father's cow shed, he now employs more than 60 locals. Mosse produces pottery in the style of Irish Spongeware, traditional Irish pottery from the 18th Century. Nicholas' philosophy for the business is never to waste if it can be re-used, digging their own clay which is a waste material from the nearby coal mine. Having studied pottery for two years at Harrow in North London, Nicholas next apprenticed in Yorkshire, France and Japan where he experimented with the craft. His shapes are simple and honest and draw their inspiration from the beautiful Kilkenny landscape.