For over three generations and 75 years, our family have been making pottery in Australia. We take enormous pride in our Australian made collections. Here at Robert Gordon, we are still excited by the design process, which is often a close collaboration between family, craftspeople, and our customers.
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Robert Gordon is the largest production pottery in Australia. The Pakenham workshop produces some 300,000+ pieces of high-fired stoneware each year. Click the link below to shop our collection of Australian Made plates, bowls, jugs, and vases.
As a production pottery, we utilise machinery and mouldings to make each piece.
The equipment at the workshop is a mix of traditional and modern tools. New prototypes are fist developed on the thrower’s wheel or slab roller. Once approved, shapes are then included in the production schedule and created using methods such as casting or pressing. It's a carefully considered process.
Here at Robert Gordon, we employ 35 local craftspeople to make and process the pottery. Each member of the workshop team brings invaluable skills to their stations, with some long-term employees contributing 25+ years' experience. A piece of pottery crafted in Pakenham passes through no less than twelve sets of hands.