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 Welcome to our new business name Bisque Direct

with the same quality and service  

  • 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 Covid 19 working practices:

Bisque Direct:

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.


Ceramics Cafe:

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.


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 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.




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Never a better time to open a new 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 for customers to collect.