About Us

Shoreline Stoneware Pottery and Gallery

Situated at the start of Locheport Road in a stunning location overlooking the sea loch of Oban a’Chlachain, the gallery offers visitors a unique view of the Hebrides.

The pottery is owned and run by Louise Cook, who spent much of her childhood enchanted by adventures in and around her grandmother’s croft in Locheport on the Isle of North Uist.

Every piece of Shoreline Stoneware Pottery is hand-crafted and captures texture from natural materials and found objects, collected along the Atlantic shores of Uist & Barra.

The Uists are an inspiring place to live and work and the islands are incredibly rich in creativity & artistic skill. Shoreline Stoneware Pottery is delighted to host a selection of work by talented artists, all of whom either live locally or have strong ties to the islands. With a wide selection of original works across different media, including acrylic, watercolour, pastels, photography and giclee prints.

We also have a selection of artist designed sterling silver jewellery and North Uist red deer antler crafts. More information can be found on the ARTISTS page.

Early morning visitors to Locheport often have the chance to see otters fishing for green crab in the lochs along the road, as well as many red deer.

Inspired by the Atlantic coastline, Louise’s work at Shoreline Stoneware draws inspiration from the unique Hebridean environment. Natural beach-weathered sea fragments, abandoned at the high-tide line, provide some of the delicate textures captured on the surface on the clay.

These beautiful individual stoneware fired pieces, capture the rugged beauty of the Hebrides. The changing light and seasons are captured in the use of glaze and recycled glass.

Each piece is hand-crafted and captures texture from natural materials and found objects, collected along the shores of Uist & Barra.

If something on the website catches your eye, but you can’t find in the shop, just drop Louise an email for more information.

Commissions are also available. It’s always exciting to collaborate with other creative minds to work on surprise gifts, or special memory pieces. Please give a shout to discuss your ideas and together, we can make them happen.