Welcome to Cromarty Pottery
Cromarty Pottery, originally opened by Alison and Alastair Dunn in 1965, is almost certainly the oldest still operating in northern Scotland. It is now run by me, Bärbel Dister, their daughter-in-law. It's based in a 'close' of lovely 300 year old fishermen's cottages nestled within the charming old Fishertown area of Cromarty.
- Summer - Monday-Friday: 10.00am-5.00pm. Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-5.00pm (Sometimes closed Mondays).
- Winter - Every Day: 10.00am-12.30pm, 2.00pm-5.00pm (Sometimes closed Mondays).
- Closed from Christmas till end of January.
I'm originally from Hamburg but have spent many years working in potteries in Germany, France and the UK. Initially I trained under the traditional German apprentice system as a tile designer, maker, and constructor of tiled ceramic stoves, but my interests and skills have expanded to encompass many other techniques, clays and glazes over the last 25 years.
Since 1990 I've been based in Cromarty, selling my pottery and sculptures in my pottery shop which is part of the Cromarty Pottery. I very occasionally make special pieces for a few selected gallery shops around Scotland, but prefer to focus these days on keeping my own pottery shop well stocked to ensure my regular clientele is kept happy ;)