Poole Pottery on the Quay

Welcome to the home of Poole Pottery

Poole Pottery's rich history in the town dates back to 1873 and has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for the most skilled craftsmen and artisans.

At our Poole Pottery shop you will experience the history, quality, and personality of Poole Pottery and also see the famous modellers and artists at work.

Something for all the family to enjoy, Poole Pottery studio is a feature of Poole and is open all year round.

Working Studio

For real Poole Pottery enthusiasts a visit to the Poole Pottery on the Quay shop and studio is a must. On the ground floor you can watch several skilled artists at work. Free demonstrations by prior arrangement - find out how Poole Pottery is made.

Alan White, the Master Potter, can be seen at his wheel throwing clay and creating unique, but classic shapes. Alan has appeared on TV many times and has been associated with Poole for over 40 years. His designs and shapes are sought after by collectors worldwide.

Jane Brewer, Nikki Massarella, Lorna Whitmarsh and Sean Flint are four of our designers and artists. You can see Jane, Nikki, Lorna and Sean at work decorating pieces of Poole Pottery. As well as helping to design new collections to be made up at our Middleport factory in Stoke-On-Trent, they also decorate one off pieces which are available for sale in the shop on The Quay. These one off pieces are highly sought after by collectors. 

Paint a Pot

Have a go at painting your own masterpiece in our Paint a Pot area. Choose from a wide selection of pieces including mugs and plates, money-boxes and animal figurines, from £6 per item. Your item is then glazed and fired in the Poole Pottery kilns and ready for collection in a few days.

Suitable for all ages and ideal for group bookings and children's parties. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Please contact us for details.

Factory Shop

In store you will find the largest collection of Poole Pottery in the world, including best quality giftware and lighting, quality seconds at 30% off the best quality RRP and the Studio Collection - a wide range of one off pieces all designed and made by the artists in the Studio.

Gift Emporium and Outlet Shopping at up to 70% off RRP.

With two floors and over 30,000 square feet of shopping in China and Glass, Kitchenwares and Cookshop, Clothing and Accessories - great brands at great prices including:

  • Denby
  • Monsoon dinnerware
  • Yankee Candle
  • Ashleigh and Burwood
  • Dartington Crystal
  • Ulster Weavers 
  • Nauticalia
  • Tigi
  • Alexara
  • Storm handbags
  • Pierre Cardin luggage

Pottery Cafe

Relax in our Pottery Cafe and enjoy our freshly made menu, choose from a wide range of lunchtime meals and speciality sandwiches. many dishes are made using local produce.

Where To Find Us

Poole Pottery Studio
The Quay
BH15 1HJ

Tel Number: +44 (0) 1202 668 681

Opening hours 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday

10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays

*closed Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Our Facilities

Group visits and coach parties welcome
Wheelchair accessible 
Seating throughout the store
Baby changing facilities

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