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 Covid 19 working practices:
Orders can be placed on-line at any time.
We are available by telephone at any time.
Orders are being dispatched and collect in person is available every Tuesday and Thursday. Any changes to these arrangements will be noted here.
All our Ceramics Cafe studios are now closed. We will re-open once the current trading restrictions are removed.
Everybody do your best to stop the spread of this virus for the greater good of our communities. Tonight (20th March 2020) I reflect on how fortunate I am to live in the UK and share my working environment with so many wonderful people. Business associates and customers. We now have to work together with a common goal.
I am taking time to reflect and consider what is really important in my life. Home and work life are significant for me. I love them both.
All the best.
Scott - Founder, Ceramics Cafe and Bisque Direct.
Bisque Direct provide fantastic discount prices 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.
- 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 email@example.com 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 of bisque and colour for painting 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, fire your items in a kiln to achieve a usable finish. The recommended glaze firing temperature range is 1000˚C to 1060˚C
For ornamental items a minimum of 1000 to 1020˚C with a 30 minute soak is just adequate. We recommend firing to the tableware temperature for all items.
For tableware items to be used for eating 1020 to 1040˚C with a 50 minute soak is recommended. Improved craze and chip resistance.
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 1040 - 50 minute and the other at 1070 - 50 minute to achieve the same heat work.
The team at Bisque Direct.
Scott, Matt and Mireta.