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.
- Contemporary shop based ceramics studios
- 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, and you'll save on delivery costs. 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 providing excellent customer service and are happy to pass on any knowledge to assist in running your business. 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 protected] 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 Deg C to 1060 Deg C.
For ornamental items a minimum of 1000 to 1020 Deg 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 Deg 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 deg 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.