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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.

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

Our New 'Royal Baby' Teapot

Published: 7th May 2015 - New Products

We are delighted to announce that we have already received unprecedented numbers of orders for our new ‘Royal Baby’ teapot, which is available as a ‘1-cup’ teapot, a full sized teapot, or a commemorative mug. The prices are £29.99 for the 1 cup, £69.99 for the full sized teapot (a limited edition of only 100 worldwide) and £9.99 for the mug.

We are also offering a pair of 1-cup teapots, our 2013 ‘Prince George’ and the new 2015 ‘Princess Charlotte’ for a combined price of £49.99.

All orders for royal baby commemoratives over £10 are postage free in the UK, and they can be ordered by phone on 01728 860475 until they are featured on the website.


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