T & A Carter Honorary Members
Their story began in 1978, when the pottery was founded by Tony Carter and his wife, Anita, now honorary members of the society. The pottery, originally known as Kiln Cottage Pottery, quickly developed an enthusiastic following for its hand made ceramics.
It was soon specialising in quirky teapot designs, and Tony built an international reputation which has been maintained to this day. 2013 was a watershed year for ‘The Teapot Pottery’. Anita sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer, and Brett Hawksbee bought the business, establishing the new operating company of Carters of Suffolk, whilst keeping on the staff and Tony himself.
Tony continues to be fully involved with all aspects of the pottery, but now also manages to find just a little more time for sailing and other leisure pursuits, whilst still helping develop the business as it enters a new and exciting phase.
The Pottery has been producing hand made, hand painted novel and collectable teapots since the 1970's. We have in that time produced hundreds of designs, many of which are instantly recognised around the world. In collectors terms our entire production can be described as rare, since each individual item is part of a very limited production run of between 100 and 2000 teapots worldwide.