Rye Pottery

Turner Contemporary is delighted to announce a partnership with Rye Pottery and to introduce a striking new design - Breakwater. Initially conceived by Wally Cole MBE and completed by the current creative director Josh Cole and illustrator Laura Gill, the Breakwater design is to be brought to life in a series of ceramic table lamps, utensil pots and vases and sold exclusively in the Turner Contemporary shop.

The Mid-Century Modern aesthetic of the collection Rye Pottery shapes and the abstract style of the hand-painted design complement the exhibition perfectly. The surface decoration of the Breakwater collection takes its inspiration from the pebbled beaches and weathered wooden posts common to southern beaches.   


Rye Pottery has a long history of producing sought-after ceramicware with a traditional approach to craftsmanship and design that is revered and respected worldwide. Initially established in the late 1700s, Rye Pottery has been run by the Cole family since 1947 producing unique hand-made tiles, homewares, and decorative accessories.