At last! Our shop has re-opened... on Fridays and Saturdays





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RE-OPENING OUR SHOP! Only on Fridays & Saturdays.

We are so happy to be able to re-open the pottery shop in Canterbury on Friday 26th June 9am - 5pm. Initially we will only be opening on Fridays and Saturdays with two customers allowed downstairs at any one time. It will be helpful with our logistics if orders can be placed online to be 'collected from store' when completed for our local customers. At this time we would prefer emailed order enquiries as the phone line gets very busy. We hope that very quickly we can proceed to open for four days a week. We thank all our loyal customers for their kind support.

Take care everyone, Richard & Jan.


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

Red & Bue Splashes

Garden Lantern


Green Top Splashes

Hanging Patio Lantern


Green Top Splashes

Medium Lantern


Red Top Splashes

Chicken Egg Basket



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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