Potfest ceramic shows - putting public and potters together. Meet the potters, talk pots, and buy direct from the maker.

UK Pottery Information

There are many great pottery associations, suppliers and courses available throughout the UK. We hope you will find these useful.

UK Pottery Suppliers

Alisdair Kettles

Alisdair Kettles has over 30 years experience in supplying, servicing and maintenance provision for the pottery industry. We can repair, supply new and second hand, move and transport all pottery equipment.Contact us if you need advice on equipment operation, suggestions on clay and glazes, or arrangements for in-service training days. Materials for glass and foundry work are also available.


Valentine Clays

Founded in 1980 by Alan Ault senior and son, Valentine Clays has seen itself grow from small beginnings into a major manufacturing company employing a staff of 20 and supplying a range of well over 40 different bodies on nine separate production lines. Set up to supply a quality, personal service to practical potters, the expertise gained has allowed Valentine Clays to expand its base into every aspect of pottery manufacturing.


Northern Kilns

Here at Northern Kilns we are a relatively small family firm, of craft persons dedicated to manufacturing a range of kilns for industrialists through to hobbyists. Utilising 33 years of manufacturing experience, our in house design team have designed a superior range of specialist kilns for ceramics, glass, enameling and specialist metal processing. Our team of craftsmen have an attention to detail and flexibility which allows us to custom build to your individual requirements in various formats – front loading, top loading, trolley, top hat etc.


Top Pot Supplies

Top Pot Supplies is a family run, mail order business that has been established since 1994. By experimenting with his own work, Robin has gained technical expertise in his field and is always looking for the best products at good prices that he can pass on to his customers. The ethos of Top Pot Supplies is quality, value for money, and service. If customers are finding it difficult to locate products, we will do our best to find them.



With over 70 years history of quarrying and manufacturing, our range of clay bodies is now the widest on the market. We can supply clay to meet your every need and offer specialist advice in making your choice, should you require it. But we don’t stop there …. whatever else you may need is right here for you; from tools and glazes to machinery and our own kilns built on site. Let us help you to reach your creative potential!