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Collectable Teapots

Carters of Suffolk have been manufacturing high quality collectable and novelty teapots since 1978, when the pottery was founded by Tony Carter and his wife, Anita. The pottery, originally known as Kiln Cottage Pottery, quickly developed an enthusiastic following for its high quality hand made ceramics. It was soon specialising in quirky teapot designs, and Tony built an international reputation which has been maintained to this day.

We deliver our teapots worldwide and over our thirty years of teapot production we have made many special edition teapots, and have been available in some of the world's most prestigious shops including Harrods, Bloomingdales, Macys, and on board the Q E 2 and Queen Mary ships. Read Our Story »

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Carters of Suffolk online shop

Our Teapot Shop features our current range of collectable teapots and novelty teapots. You can order securely on-line and pay via PayPal.

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Teapot Pottery Production

A visit to Carters Teapot Pottery, in the beautiful village of Debenham in Suffolk, will allow you to see our world renowned teapots being made and painted by hand.

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Carters Of Suffolk History

The Carters of Suffolk Teapot Pottery has been producing hand made, hand painted novel and collectible teapots since the 1970's.

Limited Edition Rick Wakeman Piano

Published: 9th March 2016 - New Products

We are very excited about a project we are undertaking with keyboardist, songwriter, television/ radio presenter, author and actor Rick Wakeman. Rick has released over 90 albums in his illustrious career, and worked with many other legends of music during the past 47 years. He recently received many accolades for his tribute to David Bowie, which he performed live on Radio Two. (You can watch the video of that performance below). Rick was the keyboard player on the original recording.

Although an all-round keyboard virtuoso, Rick’s first love has always been the piano … and we are producing a limited edition ‘Piano Teapot’, with an individually autographed and numbered certificate, and a CD copy of the album featured on the piano sheet music (The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table).

There are just 100 models being made, and each feature a ‘wizards hat’ and ‘sword in the stone’, as well as a gilded photograph of Rick on the teapot lid. The price, for what will be an extremely rare commemorative of Rick’s career and work, is £94.99. It is highly unusual for us to be able to offer such a price for such a small production run, but it gets even better. The serial numbers 3/100 through to  20/100 are reserved for website sales, ensuring that you can obtain a potentially investment quality collectible with a desirable low serial number if you act fast. It is a great gift for any fan of rock music. The release date is 4th April 2016, but advance orders can be taken through the website now.

Teapot Pottery Open Day 5th December 2015

Published: 18th November 2015 - Pottery News

A date for your Diary. Saturday 5th December, at the Teapot Pottery.

Remember we are now at our new Stonham Barns address.  

We will be open from 10am until 4pm during which time you can take full advantage of our seasonal hospitality! There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but we do have free mulled wine and mince pies for all our visitors.

We will also have a whole section in our shop area of teapots which are sold at prices only available for the pre-Christmas 'Open Day'. Some teapots will be reduced by up to 40% for one day only. We will also be on hand to answer your questions, show you around the pottery, and generally be as helpful as we can. It is a great opportunity once a year, for us to meet with as many customers, collectors and enthusiasts of our work. You are welcome to visit the pottery all year round of course, you are just not usually fed and watered!

Some of you will doubtless have seen 'The Great Pottery Throwdown' on BBC television. If it has fired you with enthusiasm to get creative yourself, you can check out the various items available for you to decorate in our ‘paint your own pottery’ area, and if you have really got the bug, Tony Carter, who started the Teapot Pottery in 1978 has recently opened his own studio in Debenham, where he will be teaching pottery classes. Tony will be ‘in and out’ during the day, and you can book a course of lessons with him.

In the tradition of ‘Handmade in England’, we will also have a small selection of handmade dress jewellery by Trudy Collyer. On display, and available for sale. All of her work is unique, using only precious and semi-precious gems, yet is no more expensive than most mainstream 'costume jewellery' pieces.

We really hope to see as many visitors as possible … you are welcome anytime during the opening hours on the day, and there are many other reasons at Stonham Barns to 'make a day of it', with the Owl Sanctuary, Lakes, and around 25 shops to browse, all within a few paces of the new  pottery.

The Teapot Pottery, Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AT


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