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About Us

Step into the wonderful world of ceramics with Cromartie Hobbycraft, a family-owned ceramics and arts & crafts supplier, with expertise in ceramics spanning over 70 years. At Cromartie, we're not just a supplier; we're your creative partner on a journey of quality and imagination. Whether you're a pottery enthusiast venturing into painting cafes or a devoted studio owner, we're here to provide the finest ceramic equipment and materials that fuel your passion.

From left to right: Simon Stone, Mark Hilton, Amanda, Tim and Luke Bosson (Managing Directors) and Lucy Bosson.

A Ceramics and Arts & Crafts Range Second to None

Our collection boasts an amazing array of essentials: from bisque and fired colours to paint brushes, acrylic stains, sprays, and a treasure trove of ceramic studio essentials including clear glaze, potter's tools, decorating accessories, packaging materials and so much more. Our dedication to top-notch quality means we've forged strong bonds with worldwide manufacturers and suppliers, ensuring top quality products at competitive prices.

For potters and ceramic studio owners, we have an exciting lineup. Discover potters' tools that feel like an extension of your hands, potters' wheels that spin your ceramic dreams into reality, and an array of equipment that turns studios into wonderlands. Our range extends to both top-loading and front-loading electric kilns, catering to every artist's preference. We aim to despatch orders the same day (order by 12 noon) with fast shipping process and delivery options available to suit your schedule.

Plus, we're not limited by geography – our delivery services reach Europe and beyond. Just check our website or drop us a line for worldwide delivery quotes, or pop us a quotation request through on our website and we'll be happy to help. We're always ready to despatch from our Stoke-on-Trent site, with a vast array of goods held in our warehouse, showroom and stock rooms.

Customer Testimonials

"Center Parcs have been trading with Cromartie since 2010, the service delivery, quality and range of product is excellent, and they have continually worked with us to bring about innovative new products that work with our Brand in both seasonal and the core range of Pottery Bisque.

Cromartie did receive the Center Parcs Supplier Award in 2017 for Delivering Excellent Service in our Leisure category and since then have continued to offer a great partnership and service to all our six sites. We are very proud of our Pottery operation at Center Parcs and the team that delivery this to our guests, fundamentally the products and support in training and advising our team have been a key asset to the service Cromartie have supported our business with throughout the last 13 years."

Heather Perry
Center Parcs

"Cromartie Hobbycraft has been a major part of our 25-year journey ever since we started our London Pottery Cafe business in 1998. They continue to supply us with an ever-increasing volume of bisque pottery, paints, and kilns.*

*Since we first met Amanda, Tim and the team at Cromartie in 1998, they have always gone out of their way to provide excellent service. Whenever I, or any member of our team, were in Stoke, we have always been welcomed with such warmth and hospitality—always a huge highlight of our trip.

Their team always work with great professionalism and warmth- they are always enthusiastic and possess a vast knowledge of our sector, taking a genuine interest in what we are doing and visiting our business at various sites over the years.

The fact that so many of the original team are still working at Cromartie is a huge testament to Tim, Amanda, and now also Luke’s leadership. As the years have passed, they have grown to be not just suppliers, but more like friends, and I wish them all well and hope their business continues to go from strength to strength."

Aiden Collins, Managing Director, Pottery Cafe Ltd.

Pottery Cafe Fulham

"Cromartie Hobbycraft have been instrumental to the success of our paint your own pottery studio!! From the first phone call to Amanda when we had lots of questions and given we had absolutely no knowledge of the industry or what to expect or how to set up and run a paint your own pottery studio, Amanda and her fantastic team have been with us every step of the way with no question big or small too much trouble.

5 years later our business has gone from strength to strength with the support from the Cromartie team, we feel the relationship that Cromartie have built with us has assisted in our business development with new products, techniques and lots of friendly advice. Without Cromartie we would not have a multi award winning studio!"

Mark & Lyndsey Donnelly Colours Paint Your Own Pottery Studio

Ceramic Training Days

We're not just about ceramics and arts & crafts supplies – we're about nurturing your creative spirit. Are you stepping into the ceramics world for the first time? Or perhaps you're a seasoned pro looking for a fresh burst of inspiration? Our friendly, impartial advice is always here to guide you- just give us a call or drop us an e-mail. And if you're looking to ignite your ceramics business, our tailored training and development courses are crafted just for you. Need startup tips or thinking of a trade account? Our supportive team is available to guide you every step of the way.

We offer monthly training days, designed to nurture new ceramic business owners and refresh the skills of seasoned creators. From kiln firing secrets to selecting the perfect products for your business, plus sales and marketing insights to health & safety tips – we've got it all covered. We never recommend products we don't think are suitable for your business, and our expert team offer honest, impartial advice. We're always on hand to answer any questions you might have, and by the end of the day, you won't just have knowledge; you'll have made some new friends who share your passion.

Don't miss our sought-after Introduction to Ceramics courses – they're a valuable gateway to unleashing your imagination and bringing your ceramic visions to life. And remember, our support doesn't end after the training – we're here to assist you every step of the way. We can even come to you for personalized ceramic training days at your premises if preferred- contact us for further details.

Arts & Crafts for All

But that's not all! We've sprinkled our offerings with a dash of magic from other artistic realms. From Teddy Tastic Make a Bear kits to the sensory, squidgy delight of Foam and Silk Clay, the captivating world of tie-dye, the glittering brilliance of Crystal Art, and the joy of canvas painting and wooden construction kits, there's something available for every crafter.

Our creative family has also recently expanded to include stunning Jewellery Enamelling products – think vibrant enamelling powders, copper blanks, plus enamelling kilns and accessories – perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your creations.

Kiln Sales & Technical Support

Kilns are at the heart of your craft, and we understand that. That's why we offer both top-loading and front-loading kiln options, giving you the power of choice. We also offer a range of Refurbished Kilns, which are factory refurbished by our experienced engineers to a high standard. And when you need a helping hand or a bit of technical guidance with your kiln or firing, our expert team is just a phone call or an email away- we're here to make sure your artistic journey is smooth sailing. Check out our Kiln Technical Advice page for further information.

Pictured: our Kiln Service Engineer Mark Hilton and Ryan Barnett, servicing our range of Skutt and Cromartie top loading kilns.

Cromartie- Over 70 Years Expertise in Ceramics

Cromartie isn't just a name; we're a friendly hand to guide you through your creative journey every step of the way. We're proud to say that after over 70 years in ceramics, we're still very much a family-run business, sticking to our fundamental principles of offering top quality ceramics supplies and arts & crafts materials at unbeatable prices. Plus, we're here with long-term support for our customers, helping to create a bright future for them, our industry, and the generations ahead! Give us a buzz at 01782 319435 or email our Sales team with any queries - we're always happy to help.