Christmas Opening Hours
Please note we will be closing for Christmas at midday on Friday 22nd December and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. Please place your Christmas orders as early as possible to avoid disappointment and to ensure you receive your goods in time for the festive break. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Cromartie.


At Cromartie, we offer a vast collection of unglazed ceramic blanks sold by the case, waiting to be transformed through the magic of pottery painting. With nearly a thousand different bisqueware shapes in stock, we cater to hobby ceramics studios, pottery cafes, studios, contemporary ceramic cafes, mobile studios, schools, universities, and many more.

Next day or economy delivery is available, and we always try our best to accommodate for urgent orders. Whether you are buying ceramics as a hobbyist or you own a ceramics business, we can assist you with your ceramic supplies. For our trade prices, please contact us to Trade Register.

Animal Planter Paint Your Own Pottery Bisqueware Ceramic or pottery bisque (often called "biscuit", "ceramic blanks" or "pottery blanks") refers to pottery bisque which has been fired once but has not yet been glazed. It is usually a creamy colour and looks similar to an unpainted plaster or clay shape, and is also referred to as bisqueware or biscuit ware. The bisque can be painted with a ceramic colour such as an underglaze and then coated in a clear dipping glaze ready to be fired in a ceramic kiln. (As an alternative to underglazes you can also use textured Foam Clay or non-fired acrylic stains.)

Please note all of our ceramic bisqueware is fired to cone 04, while our range of stoneware bisque is fired to cone 6.

We know that high quality ceramic bisque is essential to running a successful painting pottery studio or ceramic cafe. All of our bisque is of the highest standard and is suitable for use with all popular brands of colour and glaze, including Gare, Duncan, Colorobbia and more- please ask us if you need any advice.

Forest Cottage Painted Bisqueware Design

We are constantly adding new bisque designs to our range, including children's bisqueware shapes such as money banks and figurines, dinnerware, decorative bisque such as vases and picture frames, as well as seasonal bisque shapes and bisque add-ons. We endeavour to maintain high levels of stock of our ceramic bisque ready for quick despatch from our warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent.

We also have a special order service for bisque designs from our supplier Gare - this is for items which are not held as part of our main range. Please see our Bisque Special Orders page for full details.

A huge selection of our bisqueware range is on display in our showroom in Stoke-on-Trent (open weekdays 9:00am -4:00pm). We try to showcase the painted versions of our ceramic designs in our showroom and on our website to help inspire you, however please note our bisque is sold by the case as unfinished ware.