About Us

Situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury, opposite the cathedral,  you will find one of the city’s treasures. Established in 1963 Canterbury Pottery is run by Richard & Jan Chapman. In the studio at the rear of the showroom, this husband and wife team are producing beautiful handmade pottery at affordable prices.

“We hope that you enjoy looking around our web site, which offers you a taste of the selection of pieces available from our showroom. Everything that we make is individual and unique; the pots continually evolving and changing. We like to think that the joy we have in producing our pieces comes through in the finished pots.

We are very fortunate to live in such a verdant and inspiring part of the country, surrounded by orchards, hop gardens and stunning coastlines, all of which are reflected in our own distinctive glazes. The pottery offers a desert oasis in an age of endlessly imported, mass-produced goods.

We are keen that our pots are used and enjoyed on a daily basis. They are all oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. All the pieces featured may be ordered through our web site, via e-mail or telephone. A mail order service is available, including overseas shipping. Quotes on request. We are always happy to discuss your special requirements, wedding list or dinner service.”