Bill 'Willy' PICARD

Bill Picard wanted to be a painter, but Bernard LEACH who was a great friend and influence, encouraged him to take up ceramics instead. He married Biddy Perry when her former marriage broke up, and thereby became stepfather to her three children, Jane (Nig), Peter PERRY and Greta PERRY. From the front room of their home in Mousehole, they set up a small craft shop, behind which they had their pottery, known thereafter as the Mousehole Pottery.

Bill also took up teaching pottery at the Penzance School of Art.



works and access

Mousehole pottery can be found in 2nd-time-round shops and auction sales (pottery marked).


Tovey, David (2022) Lamorna - An Artistic, Social and Literary History - Volume II - Post-1920, Wilson Books