The Cretan Pot Shop

The UK's finest collection of cretan terracotta pots, oil jars and urns.

The arrival of Spring feels very welcome at the moment doesn’t it? You might be spending more time in the garden than usual in the upcoming weeks so we would like to reassure you that we are still selling our lovely pots online and the courier is currently operating as normal with a doorstep delivery.
Our retail shop will remain closed until further notice.

Welcome to The Cretan Pot Shop

A Family Business

Welcome to the UK’s finest collection of terracotta pots, oil jars and urns born of the Aegean island of Crete. We are The Cretan Pot Shop and we specialise in these beautiful and unique ceramics that epitomise Mediterranean and Greek culture.


With heritage going back to the mighty civilization of the Minoans 4000 years ago.

Our Collection

Our pots are made from natural, robust, environmentally friendly frost-proof terracotta.


If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you.

All our pots are hand-thrown by the award winning potter Manolis Volyrakis and his family team and then fired in a traditional wood-burning kiln (rather than the more prevalent gas-fired kilns now found in Crete); a process that gives our pots their attractive varying soft shades of tan that change with the light.