Carters of Suffolk Win ‘Artisan Teapot Collection of the Year’ Award

 Quirky teapots for all occasions are selling around the globe

The Teapot Pottery at Stonham Barns has secured a win in SME News Magazine’s Southern Enterprise Awards 2021. Its teapots, awarded ‘Artisan Teapot Collection of the Year’ are enjoying a consumer ‘boom’ as people are making more of an occasion of afternoon teas, starting collections and adding more style to their homes through interior makeovers.

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the SME Southern Enterprise Awards programme recognises small to medium sized enterprises who have reached new heights in their industry.

Carters of Suffolk, handmade British ceramic teapot makers for 40 years, are experiencing higher levels of demand from individuals in the UK, and worldwide, since lockdowns changed the way people live life and shop.  This latest boost to the company is this award win which recognises the craftsmanship, creativity and expertise that goes into the novelty teapot collection.

Says owner Mark Gillam, ‘We are delighted to have secured this prestigious award for our products.  It comes as a result of the hard work and dedication of the Carters of Suffolk team who produced these beautiful teapots at Stonham Barns Park.’

‘It is so rewarding that sales have increased both throughout the UK and online and with export sales also reaching record levels to support the UK’s vitally-important export drive.’

‘These quirky teapots bring joy to people – and we are very happy that they do!’

The Carters of Suffolk Teapot Pottery is the world’s best-known UK manufacturer specialising in making novel and creatively designed teapots for over 40 years. The manufacturing processes, highly dependent on skilled labour, have changed little since the 18th century.

Each teapot takes about a week to produce. The teapots are made in small quantities to make them highly collectable. The gold details are produced using real gold and the silver colouring is ‘platinum’.   The pottery’s most popular teapot designs include, Classic Book Collections, the Aga Range, the Baking Range, Figurines, the Animal range and the Classic Car and Locomotive Collections.

Carters of Suffolk supplies department stores, museums, gift shops and tearooms around the UK and Europe, and online retailers including Wayfair and Etsy.

Recent worldwide orders have come in from the Walt Disney World Resort’s Epcot Theme Park in Orlando, Florida.  The theme park has a range of the classic British made decorative teapots in its prestige gift shops.

For more information or a free 32-page catalogue of the handmade, novelty teapots, call 01728 860475, or visit Carters of Suffolk at Stonham Barns Park