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On a plate with Grayshott Stoneware - Surrey Creations

PUBLISHED: 03:55 22 March 2016 | UPDATED: 10:08 07 June 2016

Hard at work in the Grayshott Stoneware pottery

Hard at work in the Grayshott Stoneware pottery

Philip Traill

Serving the nation’s tableware needs, Grayshott Stoneware is the commercial sister company of the popular Grayshott Pottery. Managing director Chris Greenaway, who has almost 40 years in the business, tells us more

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine March 2016


For 60 years, Grayshott Stoneware has built up a reputation as an English pottery of distinction, producing fine stoneware for the catering industry.

Located on our county’s south-west border, between Farnham, Haslemere and Petersfield, such is their success that you’re likely to have eaten your dinner off their plates at some point.

“By keeping one eye on the future and one on the past, we’ve combined experience with the latest developments and created a unique production process that ensures consistency and durability across our whole range,” says managing director Chris Greenaway.

“Our approach enables us to compete with international manufacturers, and our distinctive products adorn the tables of national hotel and restaurant chains up and down the country.”

Despite the shift by a number of manufacturers to more cost-effective, easier-to-work-with materials, the company has stayed faithful to stoneware throughout their history.

“Our belief is that by continuing to make stoneware, our product is characterised and differentiated by the unique qualities and finishes that this remarkable and much overlooked material can deliver,” adds Chris.

To get a little something for your own home, visit the shop at Grayshott Pottery where you’ll find examples of their beautiful wares, from hand-crafted lamps and decorative plates to contemporary mugs.

• Grayshott Stoneware, School Road, Grayshott, Hindhead GU26 6LR. Tel: 01428 604404. Web:


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