Find the perfect gift for your potter!
Stuck for present ideas? You’ve come to the right place. Discover the best pottery gifts for your creative loved ones with our guide.
Buying a present for your pottery-obsessed pal can be tough. What do you get the person who can make everything? Don’t worry, we have the answer.
We’ve collected nine pottery gifts that will wow your loved ones and make them appreciate you even more. Our guide includes everything from silly Keith Brymer Jones cards to professional equipment!
It doesn’t matter whether your loved one is a novice or a pro, these gifts for pottery makers are bound to put a smile on their face. Grab your handmade wrapping paper and DIY birthday card, it’s time to choose a pottery gift!
9 of the best gifts for pottery makers
1. Update their tool kit
A workman is only as good as his tools and a potter is only as good as their sculpting kit. This impressive 24-piece tool kit comes wrapped in a swanky felt roll which makes it feel very professional!
Inside the kit are all the key tools needed for sculpting. There’s wooden handle ball styluses, rubber pens, rubber handle ball styluses and much more. Each one of these tools is great for carving detailed patterns and adding flair and flourishes to your work.
We know a host of potters who would love to receive this kit as a gift!
2. Buy them a book from their idol!
If your potter is a fan of The Great Pottery Throwdown then chances are they are a fan of Keith Brymer Jones. Keith has an incredible story and his passion for clay has inspired hundreds of makers to take to the wheel. His autobiography, Boy in a China Shop, is a beautiful read and would make a fantastic gift.
Alternatively, you could gift a pottery project book. Practical Pottery by Jon Schmidt includes over 40 inspiring projects. This best-seller focuses on the joy of pottery as well as sharing expert tips and advice.
Both these books would make great gifts for pottery makers.
3. Gift handmade ceramics
It’s no surprise that potters love receiving handmade pottery gifts! You could craft a gift yourself (we have plenty of pottery projects here on Gathered) or choose a lovely ceramic from an independent seller.
There’s loads of stunning ceramics over on Not on the High Street. This intricate oil burner from Mytri Designs would make a wonderful pottery gift. You’re not only gifting a one-of-a-kind piece, you’re supporting an independent maker too!
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- Pick up handmade ceramics from Not on the High Street
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4. A pottery wheel!
Pottery wheels are an absolute necessity in the world of ceramics They’re the natural step up from hand modelling and will allow your potter to take their work to the next level.
This mini pottery wheel makes a brilliant gift for crafters of all skill levels. Professional potters will love the portability of this wheel. Even if they already have a workshop with a wheel, this mini one will allow them to craft on the go and at home. Potters who are just starting out will also love it! It’s a great introductory wheel as it’s lightweight, small and easy to use.
If you fancy learning more before you buy, head over to our round-up of the best pottery wheels.
5. Expand their knowledge
If you’ve got a bunch of creative pals then this is the pottery gift for them. Matthew Jones Ceramics is running two-hour private workshops at his studio in Wales.
You and three friends will learn how to throw clay on the wheel and will create three unique pieces to take home. He’ll also teach you how to decorate your pieces with a range of coloured slips.
Two hours of creativity, learning and messing about with clay with your mates? Sounds like the perfect gift!
- Buy a pottery masterclass from Not on the High Street
6. Introduce them to the world of Kintsugi
Pottery is a hugely diverse craft with influences from all over the world. One beautiful pottery technique is known as Kintsugi.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing and focuses on fixing broken ceramics with golden lacquer. It’s a gorgeous, relaxing craft that’s stepped in ancient history.
This Kintsugi kit from The Wildest Ones would make the perfect pottery gift. Not only will it teach them the rich history of this craft but they’ll also be able to give the technique a go themselves.
- Pick up this Kintsugi kit from Not on the High Street
7. Gift pretty painting supplies!
How beautiful are these ceramic paintbrush holders? They combine two brilliant aspects of pottery – handmade ceramics and practical pottery equipment. These pretty pots can be used to hold paintbrushes as well as paints, glazes and varnish. They’re the perfect studio gift that potters everywhere will love.
- Get these painting pots from Etsy
8. Treat them to new equipment
Treat the pottery-lover in your life to a new sculpting wheel. This heavy-duty wheel comes in two sizes and can hold up to 40lbs. Made from quality iron and secured with a non-skid rubber boot, this wheel is extra safe and extra sturdy. Pottery equipment can be expensive, but this sculpting wheel is a steal!
This sculpting wheel is great for experienced potters and new potters alike. Experienced potters will appreciate the upgrade and it’ll encourage newbies to start their clay journey.
9. Finish off your present with a Keith card!
We all love Keith and we all love his emotional reactions to pottery! This hilarious Keith Brymer Jones card will finish off your pottery present perfectly. It suits all sorts of occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and new job celebrations. Who wouldn’t want to receive a Keith card?
- Pick up this Keith card from Etsy
Find the perfect pottery gift for your loved one
Each one of these presents can be gifted to crafters of all skill levels and abilities. It doesn’t matter if they’re experienced or new to the craft, we hope these gifts for pottery makers will both excite and educate your loved one.
After all, everyone loves to learn about the things they’re most passionate about!
Discover more pottery gifts with Gathered
If none of these pottery gifts take your fancy then check out these pottery kits. They make wonderful presents and come in at a range of price points.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.