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Living in harmony

Handmade for you

Wine & dine

Take a moment

Made to use. Made to last. Made for you.

 Shop Opening Hours

Mondays to Saturdays  9am-5pm

Closed on Sundays

 Only two customers or family groups allowed downstairs at any one time.  At this time we would prefer emailed order enquiries as the phone line gets very busy. We thank all our loyal customers for their kind support.

All our pottery is high fired stoneware, making it practical to use every day.

Suitable to use in the oven, microwave and dishwasher, it is perfectly suited to contemporary living.

Everything that we make is individual and unique; the pots continually evolving and changing.

All the items featured may be ordered through our website or via email. You can begin your exploration in the categories below.

Featured Products

Green and Satsuma

Pumpkin Head Lantern


Apple Green and Almost Black

Witch Tea Light Lantern


Snowmen Lantern

Snowman Tea Light Holder



Our History

Richard & Jan Chapman, a husband and wife team, are the creative force behind Canterbury Pottery. Their quirky shop is found right in the centre of the historic city of Canterbury, in the shadow of the great cathedral. Their studio is at the back of the shop and this is where you will usually find them, hand making all sorts of ‘weird and wonderful’ pots.

Founded in 1963 by Betty Chapman, Richard’s mother, after she had graduated from the Royal College of Art, the pottery has been producing practical, dynamic and versatile pots for six decades. Over the years the pots have changed inline with changing fashions and lifestyles. Richard has spent the last forty years creating an envious repertoire of glazes, that in his practised hands interweave and merge to sumptuous effect.

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