Chesapeake Ceramics


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 Our Mission | Contact | Directions | Meet Our Staff | Company History
Chesapeake Ceramics is the leading provider of ceramic supplies to customers around the world. We have locations in Baltimore, Maryland and North Highlands, California.

Whether you are a contemporary ceramics studio, finished-ware designer, potter, teacher or hobbyist, we have the products you need!

We know that owning a small business isn't always easy. At Chesapeake, we know that the best way to serve our customers is to keep it simple. Our goal is Everything - Every Day - Everyone.

BisqueColorGlassBrushes & Decorating Tools | ClayKilns & EquipmentEducation | Outstanding Customer Service

Every Day: We keep our prices low for you every single day. When you order from Chesapeake, you won't need to worry that items you just ordered will go on sale the day after you place the order. We price it right the first time.

Everyone: Relax - we don't require you to join a club or order all of your inventory from us to get the best we have to offer. When you do order from Chesapeake, you'll feel confident because you know we offer great prices, great products, and great customer service.

Introducing our new Rewards Program! Find out more here.


BALTIMORE (East Coast):

Phone: 410-247-1270

Orders: 800-962-9655

Fax: 410-247-1708


Sacramento  (West Coast):

Phone: 916-772-8480 opt. 1

Orders: 800-418-8878 opt. 1

Fax: 916-378-4839




Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm ET

Sat. & Sun. Closed


Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm PT

Sat. & Sun. Closed
Mailing Address
Chesapeake Ceramics
4706 Benson Ave.
Halethorpe, MD 21227 USA
Mailing Address
Chesapeake Ceramics
4340 Roseville Rd.
North Highlands, CA 95660 USA

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Meet Our Staff 


    Brian Salamone
General Manager

    Melanie Kaffl
Operations Manager

    Bridgett Jones
Staff Accountant

    KT Wallin
Marketing & Branding

    Tina Andrews
Purchasing Agent / International Sales

    Diane Robinson

    Gina Francis
Sales / Breakage

    Lorraine Randolph


  East & West Coast Warehouse Staff



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Our History


Chesapeake was founded more than 40 years ago by Grace Naomi Bittner, who taught traditional ceramic classes in her basement at her home outside of Baltimore. Naomi was so successful that her son, Jack, left the US Air Force in 1972 to take over the business. In the early 90s, as the first paint-your-own-pottery studios began to appear, Chesapeake Ceramics was the first US supplier to source a full container of bisque from Italy to meet the demands of this exciting new industry. Through the years, Jack continued to grow the business, which today ships products not only across the nation, but around the globe.

In 2007 Steve Prichett took over the business. Under Steve's leadership, Chesapeake's offerings have expanded to better meet the needs of the changing face of the contemporary ceramics industry by adding fusible glass and canvas painting supplies. Chesapeake Ceramics is proud to be the only supplier to offer officially licensed characters from Peanuts, Marvel, Hello Kitty, Angry Birds, and The Simpsons. Alongside these well-known characters many new, great bisque shapes continue to enhance our line. Chesapeake sells the most Mayco and Duncan glaze products in the industry, providing our customers a wide variety of choices.

In 2013, Chesapeake Ceramics acquired Ceramics Unlimited in Roseville, CA. The acquisition allows us to increase product selection in both locations and increase the shipping time for customers in the surrounding states.

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