Welcome to Cobalt Ceramics which is stocked with a wide range of pottery made here in Stanhope.

“Our main line is our handmade house plaques designed to order.

We have a selection of our signature cut out candle pots and lichen sculptures, along with our popular hand thrown pots and plaques with lavender flower head pressed into the clay

Here at Cobalt Ceramics we have a wide range of hand thrown frost proof terracotta and sea ware wall art.

Our latest range are the fairy doors, which I make here in the shop.”


Unit 1F, Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ


Here at the Durham Dales Centre we welcome thousands of visitors each year. Take a look below at some of our lovely feedback.

Nice little gift shops and a great cafe have a nice all day breakfast and some great Sunday dinners all at a good price!


The staff are always pleasant and helpful (even when run off their feet). The menu has a good selection and the food is homemade, would recommend the mince pie with all the trimmings.


Plenty of parking, nice shops and café very good food. We used the centre as a base for a walk around the quarry then back for food.