Liz Tatam's Canalside Pottery

Liz by bridge

Liz Tatam trained in Cambridge under John Slade. Her stoneware pots are almost all functional – even the calligraphic wall plaques can be used as serving dishes. For glazes she prefers the ‘natural’ look and often uses ash glazes made from garden bonfires. She has a canalside pottery studio in Ambergate from where she throws, glazes and fires her pots and will undertake commissions. The studio is also open by appointment (01773 852009). If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning pots for postal dispatch, please contact me.

Belper Arts Trail 29th-30th August

On Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August, I will be exhibiting my pottery as part of the Belper Arts Trail, 10.30am to 4.30pm. I will be in No 28 on Market Place, Belper, an ideal place to start your visit as it is adjacent to the Free Coppice Car Park - but make sure to get there early as it fills up quickly!
This year over 100 artists will take up residence in 44 venues around the centre of town displaying and selling an enormous variety of art and crafts - details here.
It's been a long time since we saw you and we are looking forward to meeting you all again!

A Selection of Pots

Every pot is of course different, so items in stock may differ slightly from those shown. If you are interested in purchasing, I can send you photographs of what I currently have available.

Ash glazed bowls

Ash-splash-glazed bowls


Fluted vase

Fluted vase with medallion


Fungi plaque

Porcelain fungi plaque (c. 80mm tall)


Cheese dish

Cheese dish with mouse


Turquoise vases

Turquoise-glazed vases with medallions


Textured lily vases

Lily vases with textured glaze


Smooth lily vases

Lily vases with smooth 'orange peel' glaze: 13cm to 19cm tall


'African' glaze bowl

'African' glaze bowl: 21cm diameter


Hanging posy pots

Hanging posy pots - suitable for fresh or dried flowers: around 7-8cm tall. Hang them on the wall with a small hook or nail


Turquoise vase

Turquoise vase: 15cm tall


Wall plaque

Wall plaque/serving tray: can be made to order with your own words - but lots of notice needed as these things take time!


Turquoise vases

Posy Ring with central candle holder: ideal for table-centre flower decoration



Mugs, available in a variety of glazes: make your tea or coffee taste so much better!


Mini Jugs

Mini-jugs in a variety of glazes, always popular for collectors and for those individual cream or milk portions


Candle holder

A candle holder to light you to bed


Yarn Bowl

Yarn bowl: stop your wool ball escaping and prevent your cat from playing with it! Also holes for storing knitting needles (This one is 'cosmic blue' glaze)



Coasters to stop the red wine leaving marks on your table - or for a dozen other uses: mugs, glasses, nuts, olives, sweets etc


Turquoise vases

Small olive dish, with deeper bowl for stones or sticks



A moot of mice