Pots and Pithoi first introduced Cretan terracotta to the UK in 1985.
The current owners now work exclusively with one pottery. This is due to the fact that they are the best potters in Crete producing the most remarkable terracotta and we only want to sell the highest possible quality hand thrown pots available.
Our pots are capable of withstanding UK winters due to the unique 'secret recipe' of the clay.
Plus there is the fact that they are properly fired to around 1150 degrees centigrade using crushed olive stones and grape seeds.
We have by far the largest range of these beautiful handmade pots anywhere in the world.
With over 14,000 in stock we're delighted to still be introducing new designs to complement our already extensive range.
The Cretans have been making the best pots in the world for thousands of years.
Our continuing close relationship with the finest potters ensures the traditional and ancient methods are maintained. Being thrown on the wheel and traditionally fired gives each pot it's unique character and colouration.
Crafts in Crete are still as prolific as ever.
At Pots and Pithoi you will find some of the finest ceramics, glassware, Cretain honey, olive oil, rugs, antiques, olive wood and many other fine crafts and accessories.
David Dodd, owner of multi award winning landscape company The Outdoor Room purchased Pots & Pithoi in 2017.
David took the decision to buy the company as soon as he saw it had come on the market. “I’ve been a customer of Pots and Pithoi for many years and always loved the quality of the products; It was too good an opportunity to miss.” Before the purchase, Tara and David travelled to Crete together to visit the potters and this was where David was finally ‘sold’. David explains ‘It was amazing to see at first hand the skill and craftsmanship that goes into making the beautiful pots using the traditional and ancient methods that have been passed down through the generations. There was an instant bond between myself and the potters and I’m really looking forward to carrying on working with them.' The future is looking is bright for Pots and Pithoi as David has some big plans for the company. 2018 will see the courtyard being completely redesigned by Longview and built by The Outdoor Room. This will add a more beautiful ‘designed garden’ feel to the main display area. Lectures on garden design will be held in the coffee shop and demonstrations given on how to use our pots in your garden to their maximum effect. We’re also looking at new pot designs to add a ‘contemporary range’ to our catalogue. "I’m looking forward to meeting all of my customers. Please drop by soon!"