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Teapot Pottery - Carters of Suffolk

Carters of Suffolk

Tony & Anita Carter set up their pottery in the beautiful village of Debenham set deep in the Suffolk countryside over thirty six years ago. Back in 1978 the pottery (which was originally known as Kiln Cottage Pottery) started making unusual teapots together with ‘avant garde’ mugs, vases, ashtrays etc and quickly gained an international market for their unique ceramics. Customers past and present include Harrods of Knightsbridge and Harrods International, Heals, Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, Coin (Italy), Macy’s and Bloomingdales (USA), Cunard Lines (Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth II cruise ships), The Royal Yacht Britannia, Selfridges, Art Graphica (Russia), Peters of Kensington (UK/Aus) and many more.

Today the pottery mainly designs and makes collectable teapots, each one being carefully cast and painted by hand, resulting in no two teapots being exactly the same. On the underside of the full size pots you will see it is numbered, relating to the year of design and its production. This of course adds greatly to their uniqueness, making them collectables. The pottery is known as one of England’s leading makers of handmade collectable teapots, supplying shops and stores throughout the UK with over 70% of the pottery/output exported throughout the world.

In 2013 Anita sadly passed away, and Tony, wishing to continue as a potter, rather than the businessman that he had of necessity become, sold the Teapot Pottery to Brett Hawksbee. Brett has retained Tony as Lead Designer, an arrangement which allows Tony to spend just a little more time sailing with family and friends, (this interest is often seen in the pottery’s nautical range). But as Tony now has teapots firmly ‘in his blood’, he can still be found at the pottery most days, working on new designs, thereby keeping the collection constantly changing. This year we are delighted to offer the most comprehensive range ever made by the pottery, with almost 100 products.

Tony’s inspiration comes from constant observation of life backed by a thorough understanding of the design of pottery. Teapot Pottery teapots have an almost timeless appeal, which frequently remind people of past pleasures and forgotten objects of yesterday. Many can truly claim to be design classics.

Now trading as ‘Carters of Suffolk’, The Teapot Pottery continues to produce unique ceramics and continues to supply many prestige companies around the globe and are currently working on many new projects with major ‘household names’ for new products in 2015.

  1. Hobby Teapot Designs

    These hobby style Carter Designer Teapots are perfect to complement a personality. Choose from a Sewing Teapot, Garden Teapot and more!

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    £29.99
  2. Evening Teapot Designs

    Love enjoying a cup of tea? Do it with family, friends and the one you love. Do it with a Carters Designer Teapot, a Quirky Teapot with a theme.

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    from £29.99
  3. Best Of British Teapots

    Celebrate Britain with a Best of British themed Designer Teapot from Carters of Suffolk. Using iconic attributes of Britain as vintage teapots.

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    £29.99
  4. Wedding Teapot Designs

    Gift a memorable wedding present. Gift a designer teapot that is a themed wedding teapot. The handmade teapots make perfect wedding gift.

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    from £29.99
  5. Cooking Teapot Designs

    Know someone who loves to cook or bake at every opportunity? Reward them with a unique teapot from Carters of Suffolk, a handmade teapot.

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    £67.50
  6. Shopping Themed Teapots

    Love shopping? Then Carters Designer Teapots are the perfect accessory with a unique style. Choose a shoe teapot, handbag teapot and more!

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    £29.99
  7. Profession Themed Teapots

    Carters Designer Teapots make a unique pottery Teapot. This is ideal gift to someone who is retiring or as a thank you for their help.

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    £39.99
  8. Coastal Teapots Designs

    Love the coast? Carters Designer Teapots have a pottery teapot for you. So why not indulge in designer handmade teapots from Suffolk!

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    £29.99
  9. Transport Themed Teapots

    Love transport? Passion, hobby or lifestyle; Carters Designer Teapots create unique teapots are perfect to complement a personality and interest.

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    from £29.99
  10. Afternoon Tea Teapots

    Indulge with a Carters Designer Teapot. Handmade Teapots that are sure to be a talking point for every tea party, so show off your unique teapot.

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    £29.99
  11. Morning Teapot Designs

    Morning person or not, you are sure to love a cup of tea from a Carter Designer Teapot. A Handmade Teapot that is a Quirky Teapot.

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    £29.99
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