Scottish makers show us their beautiful tableware and pottery

From teapots to serving platters, here are some special designs

Published 10th Jun 2021
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

It’s the 25th annual Potfest – Scotland’s largest pottery and ceramics event – at Scone Palace from June 11-13.

Designers and makers, including one in our gallery, will be displaying and selling their wares on the lawn.

We took inspiration from this upcoming show to assemble a selection of our favourite pieces from Scottish creatives, including Borja Moronta, who will be designing the tableware at new Edinburgh restaurant, Heron, and father and daughter team Pots from Scots.

These Glencoe tumblers, £25 each, are one of the biggest sellers on this potter's etsy shop as well as at their physical premises on Main Street, Buchlyvie. The most recent batch sold out in 10 minutes.

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Although this teapot in moss green, £120, is currently sold out, keep an eye on Borja's online shop, in case it reappears. As well as his own online retailer, he's stocked at Welcome Home in Glasgow, LifeStory in Edinburgh, The Modern Croft in Oban, and loads of other shops (see website for stockists).

Father and daughter team, Pots from Scots, were set up during lockdown, and offer lots of appealing pieces, like these mountain mugs, £20 each.

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This wide platter or fruit bowl is wheel-thrown in toasted stoneware with hand painted cobalt brushwork and a white tin glaze, £85. For maximum visual impact, Wild Gorse Pottery owner, Jen Smith, suggests that you fill it with oranges.

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Mud Station Pottery consist of Sylwia Kolasinska and Stephen Wood. This tactile coal black bowl, £25, is made from wheel thrown stoneware, by Stephen. They also offer pottery classes.

The Donna Wilson design brand is huge now, but don't forget that the designer is originally from Aberdeenshire. Their SS21 collection includes a Clachan line of stoneware, with this abstract thistle-emblazoned platter costing £70.

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Kirsty Anderson from KJA Studio will be appearing at Potfest and selling these ring vessels, which vary in price from £35-£100. Alternatively, you can shop at the below website.

Everyone loves a visit to Crail Pottery, which is always packed with designs (and a resident cat). If you're after something minimal, they currently have this two-tone earthenware range, starting from £10 for small plates and £30 for a large jug.

Gaby Soutar is a lifestyle editor at The Scotsman. She has been reviewing restaurants for The Scotsman Magazine since 2007 and edits the weekly food pages.
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