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Potterycrafts is a leading UK manufacturer of ceramics equipment, including potters wheels and kilns. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, we supply the pottery industry, individual craft potters, schools and retailers with everything needed for pottery.

History

Potterycrafts was formed in 1983 with the merger of the craft supplies businesses of three industrial companies Podmore, Wenger and Harrison Mayer following their purchase by Cookson plc. Potterycrafts became an independent company in 1988 and was sold to Imerys in 1995. A management buy-out in 2006 created the independent businesses of Ceradel in France and Potterycrafts in the UK.

Ceramic Products and Materials

Potterycrafts are the largest UK manufacturer of pottery kilns for craft and education, however we also produce bespoke kilns for industrial and specialist applications. Our range of materials includes colours, glazes and clay. We are the exclusive UK distributor for the world leading Amaco product ranges including Brent potters wheels.

Kilns made in Britain

IIn addition to the ceramic materials businesses, Potterycrafts also incorporated kiln builders Webcott, part of Wengers and one of the longest established craft kiln manufacturers in the country.

We have re-designed all of our top loading ranges and our new kilns are now widely acclaimed as being more robust, more efficient, reliable and better looking. What's more, strict control of costs and efficiency in production has enabled us to maintain very competitive prices -and of course they are made in Britain.

Craft Business

Following the formation of the independent company in 2006, Potterycrafts purchased All About Crafts, a leading company supplying a range of non-ceramic craft materials. In 2011 we acquired Bramwells a Blackburn based trade supplier well known for their diverse range of paper, colour, yarns and stamping products. In 2014 La Fourmi a Belgian Craft Supplier became part of the group and their product range enhances the craft range of products.

The Future

We have supported the crafts potters market with the introduction of our Studio Selection range which highlights products of specific interest to dedicated craft potters. Our kiln development program is on-going and we regularly produce exciting new models to meet demand and enquiries.

Potterycrafts bought the Roderveld business in 2013 relocating the manufacture to Stoke-on-Trent to expand our product range. We will continue our support of the ceramics market through the Crafts Councils Fired Up program and other initiatives to support both the teaching and practice of pottery in the UK.