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Top 25 British Ceramics brands

We bring you our top 25 British Ceramicists and Potters.

With the help of our friends on Instagram, we bring you our list of 25 of the best British ceramics brands. Ceramics can really add individuality and art to your home and this list gives you a vast range of products from tableware, serveware, vases and sculptures all made in Britain.

Burleigh Pottery

Burleigh British Pottery

Burleigh Pottery

Home of handmade English earthenware since 1851. They are the only pottery in the world to still use copper plate transferring.

Denby

Denby Pottery

Denby Pottery

Combining heritage and high quality since 1809, Denby offer beautiful tableware, cookware and serveware.

Camila Prada

CamiBami

CamiBami

Adorable ceramics all made in the U.K. These have gone straight on to all of our wish-list!

Elizabeth Renton

Elizabeth Renton

Elizabeth Renton

Elizabeth is a London based Ceramicist making wheel thrown contemporary tableware.

Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater

Colourful pottery made in a Victorian factory in the heart of Stoke on Trent.

Emma Lacey

Emma Lacey Everyday

Emma Lacey Everyday

Emma works mainly from her studio in North London but also designs and modes some work to be produced in small factories in Stoke on Trent.

Grey Suit Clay

Grey Suit Clay

Grey Suit Clay

A Sheffield based artist and designer working to create unique and completely hand crafted homewares. Using stoneware clays and a combination of stains and glazes, each piece is wheel-thrown.

Isabellla Lepri Ceramics

Isabella Lepri

Isabella Lepri

Born and raised in Milan, Isabella moved to London in the early nineties. She set up her home studio in 2013 and in 2017 she moved into Petr Weigl Studios in Wood Green, North London.

Jono Smart

Jono Smart

Jono Smart

Potter offering bottles, bowls, carafes, jugs, cups and vases.

Katharina Klug Ceramics

Klug cermaics

Klug cermaics

Katharina grew up in her mother’s pottery and trained professionally at college in Austria and Germany for 6 years. She set up business in Cambridge in 2011 and has been given the silver award 2013 by Craft and Design magazine in the ceramic category. She has become a selected member of the Craft Potters Association.

Linda Bloomfield

Linda the Potter

Linda the Potter

Linda Bloomfield is a London based potter making porcelain tableware and writing books on glazes.

Lisa Katzenstein

Lisa Katzenstein

Lisa Katzenstein

All if Lisa’s pieces are  hand painted in tin-glazed earthenware, each as unique as the plants they depict.

Karou Parry at Luna & Curious

Luna and Curious

Luna and curious

Karou Parry’s pinch pots are handmade in London and can be purchased at Luna & Curious.

Mizuyo Yamashita

Misuyoyamashiti

Misuyoyamashiti

Mizuyo Yamashita is a Japanese ceramicist based in London, inspired by the archeological artefact, everyday product, the form in the nature as well as the materials and the processes in ceramics.

Pip Wilcox Ceramics

Pip Wilcox

Pip Wilcox

Pip Wilcox Ceramics is based in Hastings, England. She is the designer-maker and each piece from this ever-changing collection of decorative and functional ceramics is made by her; by hand and on the potter’s wheel.

Pippi & Me Pots

Pippi and me Pots

Pippi and me Pots

Functional and affordable ceramics, beautiful handmade pieces to be used as well as admired. Made in Devon, England.

Planet Ceramics

Planet Ceramics

Planet Ceramics

Planet Ceramics offer two ranges, one made in Tobago and one made in London, this gorgeous bowl is of course from the made in London collection.

Poole Pottery

Poole Pottery

Poole Pottery

Each piece of Poole Pottery is as unique and individual as the next, with layer upon layer of reactive glaze to create Poole’s vibrant and bold decoration.

Eradu Ceramics

Eradu Ceramics

Eradu Ceramics

Eva Radulova is a London based designer-maker working in the field of ceramic design. ERADU Ceramics is Eva Radulova’s trademark.  Eva is completing her MA in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the UK Ceramic industry.

Reptile Tiles

Reptile Tiles

Reptile Tiles

Reptile design and produce highly original hand painted tiles and ceramics full of colour, pattern and humour, from their purpose built studio in West Wales, on the border of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. As an office of cat and dog lovers we are totally in love with these!

Royal Stafford

Royal Stafford Carly Dodsley

Royal Stafford Carly Dodsley

Royal Stafford is based in the Royal Overhouse Manufactory, one of the oldest pottery factories in Burslem, the Mother Town of the Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent. The Royal Stafford brand was established in 1845 and is recognised around the world as providing high quality, beautiful tableware.

Sophie Alice Wiltshire

Sophie Alice Wiltshire

Sophie Alice Wiltshire

Sophie is a Ceramicist and Printmaker in London and Wiltshire. This sculpture of Jeanne Baret shows off her amazing talent, but she also makes lots of fabulous items for your home including her gorgeously cute cat planters!

Sue Pryke

Sue Pryke

Sue Pryke

Sue started her journey into ceramics at a small pottery in Lincolnshire. To bring her range together she has collaborated with small factories and studios in England working with traditional craftsmanship, materials and techniques to make high quality products made by hand.

Yuta Segawa

Yuta Segawa

Yuta Segawa

Yuta Segawa is a Japanese ceramic artist, living and working in London. Take a look at the gorgeous range of products to buy as well as the exhibition and installation work.

 

Comments

23 Comments

  1. Miss Jan Manderson on April 14, 2017 at 2:58 am

    I live in North London (N19). I wish to buy a ceramic shelf for my bathroom (corner above cystern).
    Pref white or off-white/vanilla/very pale grey with rounded outer edge right side.
    Ideal (and max) size: depth 6″ or 7″ x 20″.

    Have tried so many shops/stores, nothing like what i want available. A man in one shop said he knew exactly what i meant, they used to sell them, were lovely ceramic shelves made in Britain but can’t get them any more; also people just buy the foreign made cheap stuff nowadays.
    My point exactly!
    I do not and will not.
    Hopefully one of your ceramics companies can help me or advice where i might buy my shelf please.
    Thank you.

  2. Sue Smith on July 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Nice to see Poole Pottery Production pieces in there. Such a pity that their hand thrown and unique pieces are in serious danger of being lost, just because they are losing their building.
    https://www.change.org/p/mohan-iyengar-keep-poole-pottery-studio-in-poole?source_location=minibar

    • james on February 28, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      I’m trying to find a place that I can make ceramic if you could point me in the right direction I’ll be great

  3. Amy Anderson on October 5, 2017 at 10:00 am

    a person in one shop said he knew exactly what I meant, they used to promote them, had been adorable ceramic shelves made in Britain but can’t get them anymore

  4. Emma Bailey on February 5, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Check out Emma Bailey Ceramics, Stoke-on-Trent, believed to be the next Clarice Cliff.https://www.facebook.com/emmabaileyceramics/?ref=bookmarks

  5. GSB on February 14, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Hello dear friend
    We have a company by the name GSB from Iran by the management MR Mahdi Mahmoudi.
    We have a factory about traditional ceramic handily work.
    We are producer for any designing on the ceramic and tiles (everything by every color that you want).
    Also its 17 years we have professional working on restoration of monuments and repair old buildings and places.
    We can have exchange about your projects we can Product traditional tail and ceramics in Iran and send to every country and we can to give and work all your traditional works as such as brick for building facade and tails works.
    If you want , we will send you our documents / proofs and photos of our work and projects.

    Best regard
    GSB CO

  6. Dave on April 15, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Hi im looking for information and value of a round earthenware mid size pot. With Pottery by Lillian Bolton or Bolion on the bottom with a code also on bottom of E40. I believe it uk, cheers Dave

  7. Dave on April 15, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Hi im looking for information and value of a green and yellow round earthenware mid size pot. With Pottery by Lillian Bolton or Bolion on the bottom with a code also on bottom of E40. I believe it uk, cheers Dave

  8. Anthony Sims on October 15, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I wonder if anyone could recommend a pottery that could make salt inhalers/pipes in the UK please I currently have them made by Wade Ceramics and am surprised to not see them in the top 25.
    I’m just about to pay for a new design sample.
    Hope someone can help. Thanks Tony

    • David on July 5, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Hi

      I saw your comment requiring a salt inhaler.
      We make a form of smoking pipe, so we might be of interest. We are based in Stoke on Trent.

  9. Billy Terrell on December 22, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Beautiful. Do you have anything br Seth Cardeau? Famous potter in London area. Thanks Bill. USA

  10. AWJ on February 20, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I was a pottery figure maker from 1985-2000 at John Beswicks. Is anyone still making ceramic wildlife figures, horses, birds, dogs, cattle etc ?
    I’d love to get back into working in this industry but can’t seem to find anywhere that produces it.

    • David on July 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      Hello

      I saw your comment on figure modelling. We are re opening part of an old Stoke factory.

      Please contact me for a chat.

  11. Pamela Ruddock on April 5, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    I’m looking for decorative ceramic light switch covers, 3.5 inches, (95mm) square, does anyone know of a maker in the UK? Thanks.

  12. Dave P on April 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    UK ceramics manufacture is now all but dead in the UK.
    This is largely due to the intentional ineptitude of our so called government whose agenda is always greater centralisation. Brexit is antithetical wrt centralisation hence the difficulty that the ceramics industry now faces with zero tarrif proposals.
    Most are beguiled into believing that democracy is seperate to socialism when the facts that are and have been continually bourne out demonstrate the continual erosion of our freedom as centralisation is further consolidated.

    • Allen Hanley on April 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm

      I really have to disagree with your comment about UK pottery manufacture being virtually dead. Stoke on Trent pottery are alive and well and are still viewed as the best in the world. For sure, the industry has changed. Many of the big names of old no longer exist, Royal Dolton and Wedgwood have much to answer for and are now just a shadow of their former self. But the industry still employs many thousands in both direct production of ceramics of all sorts and the support industry’s that service them. Steelite, Churchill China, Portmierion/Spode, Emma Bridgwater, Duchess China, Burleigh, the list goes on and on. It annoys me intensely when asking some retailers, do you have any UK pottery?, to be answered with, sorry but non is made in this country any more. Some are genuinely surprised when I correct them. Please open your eyes and your mind. Our UK pottery are alive and well and vibrant beyond measure.

      • Anita Harris on July 14, 2020 at 10:26 pm

        I stumbled on this by accident when scrolling through the Internet re pottery and I was shocked to see the comment saying the ceramic industry is all but dead in the UK. Thank goodness for your reply putting this person right about the our industry still creating and thriving in Stoke On Trent. As you say not as it was before but still strong with many smaller studio potters still producing as well as the bigger potteries. The Great British Pottery Throw Down is filmed here and there’s are a host of potteries like ourselves open to the public. Thank you for spreading the word Stoke On Trent us the ceramics capital of the world. It is still leading the way. Anita from Anita Harris Art Pottery

  13. Ian CHUBB on May 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Hello

    Does anyone know a UK company that still manufactures miniature houses ?

    I have inherited a few from an Aunt and would like to see if I could build a Collection?

    Thanks in advance

    Ian

  14. Elizabeth on September 13, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I am looking for a small China manufacturing business in Stoke on Trent to produce quality figures busts etc in small batches . If you are possibly interested or know of someone who may be please reply in confidence ,

    • Allen Hanley on April 12, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      Try Duchess China. Might be able to help.

  15. marcie on September 25, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Hi All,
    I am looking for a China manufacturing business in UK that can mass produce Eternal beau salt and pepper shakers for me at a reasonable price- around 200 pieces.

    Can anyone help?

    contact me at gnmarcie@yahoo.com.

    thank you.

  16. Cat MacKenze on April 27, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Agree with many of these, but there are more that I know of which should be in the top 25. I’m manager of a ceramics cooperative shop in Bristol, which has been running for 24 years (I, myself, am a glassblower). Many of the members we have, and Guest Potters I’ve organised are worthy of this list. Hopefully I will make the blown glass list if there is one. Haha.

  17. Helena estiveira on September 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Hi,

    I have some old tableware of a brand named “Flowers”; is it a UK brand?

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