The Ceramic Shop was started by Philadelphia ceramic artist and educator, Mark Lueders. As a teacher at University of Pennsylvania, Mark was a driving force in integrating ceramics into the university’s fine arts curriculum. Years later he combined with his interests in ceramics and design and invented the Hydrobat, a fast drying, durable bat used to make removing work from the pottery wheel more efficient. In 2001 the Hydro-Bat business outgrew its original location and moved to a larger facility and its current location: The Loom. Wanting not only a venue for distributing his product, but to also fill the void for a much needed ceramic supply store in the Philadelphia area, The Ceramic Shop was born. What was started as a manufacturing house for Hydro-Bat and an online supply store, The Ceramic Shop has developed into one of the largest Ceramic Supply companies on the East Coast, with a huge selection of supplies both in its physical store and its online website. In 2006 The Ceramic Shop acquired Roselli Pottery Inc., the leading manufacturer of kiln stilts, bead racks and specialty kiln furniture. That same year The Ceramic Shop’s line of cone 6 professional dry glazes was launched and was a huge success. In 2012, we launched a new product called Mr. Mark’s Removable Wax Resist, and this past year we released another line of cone 6 glazes: the Casual Tints and two new wax resist products. Our company, our staff and our ideas are constantly expanding.
As of May 2017, The Ceramic Shop took yet another big step and moved to a much larger facility in beautiful Norristown, PA. This new building features roughly three times the amount of space as our previous location, a private fenced-in parking lot, and a long list of other improvements that we know will delight our customers. Visitors give rave reviews to our showroom, which is open Monday through Friday from 9:00-5:00 and Saturday from 10:00-4:00.
The Ceramic Shop believes that by providing quality ceramic supplies available at fair prices, backed with a knowledgeable staff, our customers can achieve their goals and reach their full creative potential. Innovation and the power of creativity are encouraged not only in our customers everyday but within our own staff, of which over 70% are also artists.
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This page indicates the products we actually make, but we also sell pottery supplies from every major manufacturer.
Pottery supplies, pottery supply, ceramic supply, pottery supplies, ceramic supplies, clay supply, whatever you want to call it we sell them. Skutt kilns, L&L kilns, glass kilns, Brent Wheels, shimpo pottery wheel, Amaco glazes, spectrum glaze, Mayco Glazes, kiln supplies, kiln stilts, Olympic kilns, paragon kilns, kilns for sale, mason stains, kiln parts and a lot more can be found on our site.