OUR STORY UNIQUE TABLEWARE FOR THE JOY OF SERVING AND SHARING FOOD

OUR PURPOSE

Our purpose and our passion is making beautiful tableware that gets used every day. Tableware that looks beautiful, feels good in your hands and is tough enough for everyday use.

To us, Nicholas Mosse is more than just a business - it’s a love affair. We pour unending love and care into all that we make. We believe this creates unique and usable tableware that emanates the love we put into it, so that it enhances the joy of serving and sharing food. We believe that Nicholas Mosse helps add ‘a little something’ to every occasion whether it’s a quiet cup of tea, a family meal or special family gathering. We believe this is why our pottery means so much to the people that use it.


To us, Nicholas Mosse is more than just a business - it’s a love affair. We pour unending love and care into all that we make.
Ireland's countryside

Surrounded by Nature


OUR CRAFT

We love our craft. We believe what is made with love and care emanates love and care. That is the essence of what Nicholas Mosse is about, that’s what we truly believe, and that, we believe, is why this pottery means so much to people. Nick and his team, still to this day, make every single piece of pottery we produce by hand.

We apply our patterns using an age old tradition dating back to the 18th century. Using cut sponges, we individually sponge dab the patterns onto each piece of pottery. In fact every piece of Nicholas Mosse undergoes a 20 step, handmade process. and Nick personally trains every individual decorator that works at Nicholas Mosse.

Nick and his team, still to this day,make every single piece of pottery we produce by hand. We apply our patterns using an age old tradition dating back to the 18th century.
Spongeware decorating

Spongeware decorating – an age old 18th Century tradition


OUR MILL

We know we are privileged to live and work in a place as beautiful and natural as Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny, Ireland. We love the old mill where we work. Steeped in history, Nick and Susan purchased the Mosse family mill and lovingly restored its hydro electrical power to fire the pottery. Despite it burning to the ground in 1985, Susan and Nick determinedly restored it to its former glory and it continues to be the hub and engine of Nicolas Mosse pottery.

some of our range

Some of our beautiful collections


WHERE IT BEGAN

Our love affair with pottery began over 55 years ago when Nick Mosse, the son of a flour merchant, was captivated by the sensuous beauty of clay and its possibilities aged 7!

Honing his craft for many years under the stewardship of talented potters in Harrow, England, Nick developed a genuine passion for clay, devoted to shaping pieces that felt beautiful.

He met, married and fell in love with an American Botanical artist, who had been drawn to Ireland by her love of the Irish countryside and the beauty of the Burren, Co. Clare.

Drawn together by their craft and their shared love of nature, in 1976, Nick and Susan, based in a small shed on the Mosse family land in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny, formed their family business Nicholas Mosse Pottery. Three decades on, their business and their passions have endured.

Our love affair with pottery began over 55 years ago when Nick Mosse, the son of a flour merchant, was captivated by the sensuous beauty of clay and its possibilities aged 7!
Nick fettling the pottery

Nick fettling the pottery


OUR DESIGN

Susan Mosse, the artist, is the creative force behind each original and distinctive pattern. The botanical artist takes inspiration from the hedgerows and wildflowers that surround her in the stunning countryside of Bennettsbridge and from her now famous Kilfane garden which is open to the public. Producing just one new pattern a year, Susan works in the peace and tranquility of her studio in Bennettsbridge. Pouring copious amounts of love and care into each design, she develops and works up her patterns using sketches.

Once a pattern is developed, Nick and his team adapt it to over 60 shapes. Early designs are put into the seconds shop and tested on customers. People use notepads to leave their response to test designs. They listen and sometimes designs don’t make the cut. New ranges are typically launched early in the year.

Producing just one new pattern a year, Susan works in the peace and tranquility of her studio in Bennettsbridge.
Bennetts Bridge Nicholas Mosse

The majestic River Nore

Delivery Charges
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Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland €5 €350 3-6 days
United Kingdom €14 €350 6-10 days
EU €23 €350 5-10 days
USA & Canada €25 €350 7-14 days
Rest of World €55 €450 2-4 weeks

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