We are open.
Our hours are, March to December
Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2.30 pm
January & February please telephone to see if we are open.
The Pottery & Craft Shop is in an old School & Schoolhouse built Circa 1860.
This building was then converted in 1976/7 by Barry and Anne Jones, Barry was the full-time potter and Anne ran the shop.
In 1978 Rob and Jan Teago moved from Applecross to join forces with Barry and Anne and help build,
and then run the Carron Restaurant next door.
The Restaurant opened in 1979. Rob and Jan ran the restaurant for the next 14 years, and built up a loyal customer base with
a very good reputation for good food and a friendly welcome.
In 1982 Rob began learning to pot during the winter months, and when
Barry and Anne retired in 1992, the restaurant was sold.
Rob and Jan were then able to buy the pottery business. Rob becoming the fulltime potter, and Jan ran and managed the shop.
Rob has developed the pottery in many ways over the years, introducing new colours, patterns and glazes including using the locally occurring marine clay from the River Carron.
He now has a very healthy order book with the pots being sent all over the world.
In 1993 the Gallery above the pottery workshop was added to sell and promote local and Scottish professional artists.
In November 2015 Rob and Jan's son, Peter, joined the pottery as Rob's apprentice, having been a chef for 30 years.
Peter’s wife Michelle also joined us to become the shop manager.
The pottery is in an extension at the rear of the shop,
where on most days you can see both potters, either pugging clay, throwing on the wheel, decorating/glazing, packing a kiln...... or just resting between jobs.
Peter is bringing another dimension to the pottery as a hand builder, and in 2022 he completed his apprenticeship.
The pottery is hand thrown domestic stoneware in a wide range of tableware and commissioned pieces.
You can buy small items such as a butter pat or mini vase to larger items including large lamp bases and a full dinner service.
The domestic pots are ovenproof, microwave and dishwasher safe, and are decorated with varying shades and mixtures of white, blue, green and brown.
To see examples of our pottery and a price list, please click the Price List link below.
If you wish to purchase any pottery, please contact us to discuss your order.
The Craft Shop is located in the old classroom, plus a wee room to the back of the shop.
In the shop, we display, not only our pottery, but a very wide and comprehensive range of Scottish Crafts.
The Shop specialises in top quality crafts and gifts,
of which there is an abundance.
Within the shop you can see more ceramics from around Scotland, glass, woodcraft, Scottish silver and all manner of jewellery, tweeds and textiles.
There is much more besides, from a postcard to that special present for weddings, birthdays or anniversaries.
In the wee room to the back of the shop we have a selection of good books on wildlife, climbing and walking, with a modest section for children.
There are cushions, blankets/rugs, tweed hats and caps and warm hats for that cold snap.
The Gallery is upstairs above the pottery workshop in a purposely converted room.
There is a wide choice of styles and media from both local and Scottish professional artists. These works are in watercolour, oils, pastels, felt & acrylics. We also have three print browsers where you will find a good selection of landscape and wildlife prints, reproductions and etchings.
In the display cabinets there are many more individual art pieces including, glass and ceramics.
Around the Gallery you can also see some very special metal sculptures, wrought iron work, antler candle sticks, sheepskins, and basketry made locally.
On a table there is a setting of our own pottery dinner service.
Please see the price list and contact us for orders and colours.