North Street Potters is a busy and vibrant urban pottery, founded 42 years ago.
North Street currently has a collective of 8 hard-working and dedicated potters ranging in age from 23 to 75. (We like to have someone in each decade!) Over the years, our studio has acted as a launch pad for many aspiring potters and offers the opportunity to work in an affordable, creative environment where ideas are shared, and individuality prized.
Our urban pottery began on May 1st, 1978 when, while heavily pregnant, Naine transferred a 1000-piece tableware order by cab from a kiln built in a back room of her then home on North Street, to a West End Japanese restaurant. The subsequent revenue paid for a new kiln and the North Street Potters was born. From selling tableware to locals from Naine’s front room in North Street, trade rapidly expanded enabling a relocation to 24 North Street, where we remain til this day.
Support our potters during the pandemic
Our shop houses work by potters’ past and present, providing a vital road to market for many artisan makers. While our doors are closed our potters are unable to sell their extensive collection of handmade pots, from Japanese inspired tableware, to translucent porcelain, colourful illustrated bowls to an eclectic range of mugs. North Street has been serving the community over the last 40 years and we ask, at this time, that you continue to support our potters and keep North Street’s doors open for years to come.