Founded in 1960 by the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain (CPA), the Contemporary Ceramics Centre is the only gallery in London specialising exclusively in British studio ceramics. Owned and operated by the CPA, the gallery celebrates, promotes and sells the beautiful work of selected CPA members. The centre takes visitors on a journey to discover and understand a highly diverse artform and discover which ceramic styles speak to them. In a warm environment, hands-on, education-orientated staff enhance the visitor experience by offering expert insights. A shop selling an ever-changing array of CPA members' work is located within the gallery.