About Us

Highland Stoneware was formed in 1974, by David Grant, while studying at the Royal College of Art in London.  He is still very actively involved with the Company, and decorates many of the current designs.

With support from his professor, David Queensberry and tutor Grahame Clarke, he set up to manufacture in the North West Highlands of Scotland, in order to make tableware with the quality of studio pottery, but also using semi-industrial techniques.

This meant a return to the rugged landscape where he grew up, opening up opportunities for employment in a very fragile local economy.

At present, 19 people work at our Lochinver pottery, and 5 at Ullapool.

Initially, we made plain tableware, but very soon started to decorate the pots, and it is this individual variety of hand painting that we are now famous for. Our artists are encouraged to innovate and develop designs, and to make each pot different. Each piece is signed by the artist.

For collectors, the book ‘Highland Stoneware’ by Malcolm Haslam, Richard Dennis Publications, provides an interesting history of the Company.

Our Team

At present, 19 people work at our Lochinver pottery, and 5 at Ullapool.

Lochinver Staff
David Grant
Norah Grant
Andrew McClelland
Audrey Paton
(Christopher) Bush Campbell
Dawn Chapman
Dorell Pirie
Dawn Healey
Fergus Stewart
Linda MacLeod
Moira Taylor
Susie Matheson
Tracey Aird
Joshua Wilson
Pauline Macleod
Marc Campbell
Eileen Aird
Mary King

Hannah Macleod

Franci Hutchison

Kirsten Winn

Ullapool Staff

Heather Wallace
Paul Gow
Susan Brown
Lynn Cook
Riona Macpherson