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 Welcome to Bisque Direct

The new home for Bisque UK  

  • Welcome to Bisque Direct.
    Welcome to Bisque Direct.
    Quality Bisque, Colour and Glaze.
  • Great Offers On Delivery.
    Great Offers On Delivery.
    Discounts on orders above £300 plus additional discount over £600.
  • Tea For One Anybody?
    Tea For One Anybody?
    Yes please!
  • OPUS underglaze colours.
    OPUS underglaze colours.
    A Symphony Of Colour.

Welcome to Bisque Direct

Wholesale ceramic bisque, colour and glaze supplies. Offering the best value and quality ceramic bisque in Europe. The new home for BisqueUK Limited.


Our current 2021 Covid 19 working practices:

Bisque Direct:

Fully open Monday to Saturday 9.00am till 5.30pm.

Orders are being dispatched via DPD Courier, Pallet and Collection in person from our studio / foyer. All orders are displayed on the collection tables along with your invoice paperwork.



2021 Christmas Hours:

Close        - Friday 24th December Christmas Eve at 2pm.

Re-open   -  Monday 3rd January 2022.


2021 Last orders dispatch:

Pallet               - Monday 20th December 2021.

DPD Courier   - Wednesday 22nd December 2021.


Bisque Direct provide fantastic discounts for trade customers. We run our own shop based studios and understand the pressures involved in maintaining a fun, creative and profitable business. Business owners please create an account and log in to see our amazing range of products.


We welcome:

  •      Contemporary shop based ceramics studios. PYOP Shops.
  •      Mobile studios.
  •      Finished work producers.
  •      Potters and Pottery Studios.
  •      Schools and Colleges.
  •      New business start-ups.


Why not come and collect in person? We love meeting our customers. Our opening hours are:

Monday to Saturday - 9:00am - 5:30pm.

Sunday - Closed.

 We occasionally work offsite, please ring ahead if you wish to visit.


Bisque Direct take pride in our products and love discussing bussiness issues with our customers. Passing on any knowledge to assist in running your business is a fun part of our job.  If you have any questions or queries feel free to call on 00 44 (0)1256 477 144, or drop us an email at and we will be happy to help.


Businesses large and small are welcome to apply for a trade account. For retail customers feel free to contact your local Ceramics Cafe studio or other local paint your own ceramics studios for purchasing bisque and colour to paint at home.


Glazing and Firing

All our items are supplied as unglazed white earthenware. This is known as ceramic bisque. These items are typically painted with underglaze colours then dipped in a suitable glear glaze. Once glazed items are fired in a kiln to achieve a usable finish. The recommended glaze firing temperature range is 1000˚C to 1060˚C - Cone 06 to Cone 05.


For ornamental items fire 1000˚C to 1060˚C with a 30 minute soak is adequate. We recommend firing to the tableware temperature for all items.

For tableware items to be used daily fire 1030˚C to 1060˚C with a 50 minute soak is recommended. Improved craze and chip resistance.


The small top loading kilns fire very quickly. For a full Cone 06 firing the minimum temperature is 1013˚C with a 150˚C per hour ramp during the last hour of firing. All kilns vary, to be safe set your firing to a minimum of 1030˚C to ensure you reach maturity thoughout the entire kiln.

 Finished work producers who require the best possible utility ware can test fire up to 1080˚C with a 50 minute soak. Keep in mind every kiln fires slightly differently. Here at Bisque Direct we have two main kilns. One we set at 1030˚C - 50 minute and the other at 1070˚C - 50 minute to achieve the same heat work.


The team at Bisque Direct.

Scott, Mireta and Abby.



ORTON Cone 06 Table 



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Once the pandemic is over why not open your own ceramic painting studio?

With ceramic painting becoming more and more popular each year, there has never been a better time to open up a studio of your own! If you are interested in setting up your own studio or would simply like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us at, or give us a call on 00 44 (0)1256 477 144. Here at Bisque Direct we have been running our own paint your own ceramics studios since 1992. Bisque DIrect is not just a wholesaler we are fully committed from bisque manufacture to wrapping finished items at the studio counter.