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La Paloma Pottery was established in 1984 by newly arrived Mexican potter Lino Alvarez, in Newtown, Sydney, and quickly became known as specialising in big pot commission work. Relocating to the historic gold mining town of Hill End, Central NSW, in 1997, La Paloma continues producing high quality ceramics, large and small, developing an earthenware ovenware and tableware range that sits on the tables of restauranteurs, Stefano Manfredi, Rick Stein and Frank Camorra to name a few.

Whether you are wanting large ornamental urns for your garden, driveway, house, hotel foyer or beautiful handmade tableware or cooking pots, or even a tandoori oven ( Lino made the first ones in Australia ), all these are made by Lino and his wife Kim Deacon, in their award winning pottery workshop in this picturesque historic town. The rich artistic legacy of Hill End continues to thrive in the present day with many artist collaborations at La Paloma resulting in successfull exhibitions. Hill End is 84 km from Bathurst and 74 km from Mudgee with all sealed roads and is a beautiful drive and destination.


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Potters take note

If you would like to organise a small group workshop Min 4 - Max 6 with Lino at La Paloma, please contact us. Basic throwing skills required.


Previous Works



The Hill End Table - Food, Fire, Art, published by Brandl & Schlesinger is a celebration of Lino Alvarez and Kim Deacon's passion for food, ceramics and art and takes the reader on a journey from the deserts of Northern Mexico to the historic gold mining town of Hill End, NSW. The Hill End Table is a unique and eclectic publication, containing a diverse selection of Lino and Kim's delicious home cooked recipes, memoirs from the journey, essays on food, art and culture, and photographs and artworks by artists synonymous with the artistic legacy and current life of Hill End.

Engaging the talents of emerging Mudgee/Rylstone based photographer, Gus Armstrong, for the all-important food photography, this book was 2 years in the making and includes artworks (painting, sculpture, photography) from an incredible array of Australia's leading artists- past and present; all who have a Hill End connection;
Peter Adams, Dennis Allard,  Jean Bellette, Danelle Bergstrom, Genevieve Carroll, Elisabeth Cummings, Tamara Dean, Russell Drysdale, Rex Dupain, John Firth-Smith, Donald Friend, Paul Haefliger, John Hardman Lister, Janet Haslett, Locust Jones, Peter Kingston, Beaufoy Merlin & Charles Bayliss, Bill Moseley, Ian Marr, Guido Maestri, Euan Macleod, Raquel Mazzina, John Olsen, Michael Ramsden, Adam Rish, Leo Robba, Luke Sciberras, Garry Shead, Gria Shead, Hui Selwood, Peter Solness, Rosemary Valadon, Julie Williams, Paul Williams, Greg Weight, Glenn Woodley, Rebecca Wilson, Ana Young.

All these artists have contributed to enhance the flavours, scents and images of this exceptional couple’s lives.

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ADDRESS: 1 Thomas St, Hill End 

PH: 6337 8333  | MOB: 0432 397 465

Hill End Table

La Paloma currently supply their handmade tableware/ovenware to Rick Stein's Bannisters, Stefano Manfredi's Balla, Bells at Killcare and Pretty Beach House, Frank Camorra's Movida, the Grounds of Alexandria, Devon Cafe, Porteno, Bodega, Bombini, Cuckoo Callay

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