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Southern Cross Pottery

Southern Cross Pottery Ultra Slim & Large Water Purifiers / Fluoride Filters


Southern Cross Pottery

Established in 1987, Southern Cross Pottery is a multi award winning production pottery specialising in the manufacture of all hand made and hand decorated stoneware gravity fed water purifiers. Southern Cross Pottery water purifiers remove virtually all impurities, keeps the water cool naturally, makes the water taste better all without the need for plumbing or electricity. Using a carbon and ceramic filter our system does not remove healthful minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, and does not leave the water tasting flat, all for only a few cents per litre.

Southern Cross Pottery specializes in the manufacture of all Australian hand made gravity stoneware water purifiers.

These ceramic water purifiers remove virtually all impurities including giardia, chlorine and fluoride. Our Large and Ultra Slim ceramic purifiers are fitted either with a 12 month ROYAL DOULTON SUPER STERYSIL filter or a 12 month SCP FLUORIDE PLUS™ water filter,

Delivery Time: We are currently working on 3-7weeks for WATER PURIFIER  orders to be individually custom made.  Shipped directly to you from the manufacturer.

Pricing: Prices listed for Water Purifiers include shipping and insurance within Australia

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Product Description

Handmade from stoneware clay and fired to 1305 degrees celsius this purifier has been glazed using non-toxic materials and is the perfect container for storing water. The 12 month/ 2000 litre Royal Doulton Super Sterasyl® which is standard on this system removes virtually all contaminants except fluoride; if fluoride is an issue please order with the SCP Fluoride Plus™ filter, also good for 12 months or 2000 litres, in the order box.

The large water purifiers come with a separate ceramic stand and holds overall approximately 12 litres . The inverted bell housing the filter sits at the top of the purifier and holds about 3 litres so that any given time about 9 litres can be accessed from the tap at the bottom. The large purifier is approximately 260 mm wide and 500 mm high including the ceramic stand.








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Southern Cross Pottery specializes is the manufacture of all Australian hand made gravity stoneware water  purifiers.

These purifiers remove virtually all impurities including giardia, chlorine and fluoride.  Our Large and Ultra Slim purifiers are fitted either with a 12 month ROYAL DOULTON SUPER STERYSIL filter or a 12 month SCP FLUORIDE PLUS™ filter, please see SCP Fluoride Plus™ for more information.   The Doulton is the perfect filter for tank water and for municipally treated water when no fluoride is added.  The Fluoride Plus™ is the perfect filter to choose when fluoride is added to municipally treated water and you wish to remove the fluoride.The SCP FLUORIDE PLUS™  is brand new on the market and imported from England, and is an “all in one” filter.  It removes far more impurities than the royal doulton including fluoride, chloramines, heavy metals and volatile organic compounds. This filter removes fluoride WITHOUT THE USE OF ANY ACTIVATED ALUMINA. These purifiers keep the water cool as well as improving the taste and all without plumbing or electricity. All fitted with stainless steel tapsand all components are made of high fire stoneware – no plastic inners.  Over 40 colour combinations to choose from! The Fluoride Plus™ filter is the same size as the Doulton – 5 inch – and will fit any of our old purifiers and just about any other gravity systems including Durand, Waterco, Stefani, Pozzani and Australis.


All Water Purifiers Now Fitted with Stainless Steel Water Filter Taps!


Do You Know What Is In The Water You Are Drinking?

If you think that the water coming out of your tap is clean – you better think again!

Depending on where you live, the quality of the water coming out of your tap, which you drink everyday, varies enormously.

Think about this for a moment, your drinking water comes from a dam which is, generally, miles from where you are. To get to you, this water has to travel through water pipes that are, in many cases, more than 100 years old! Have you ever looked at the inside of a water pipe that has been in service for only a few years? Well, if you haven’t – you should! They are lined with all sorts of sediment. This sediment contains all sorts of impurities which can severely impact on the health of you and your family. The pipes that deliver your water to you are likely to contain bacteria such as, e-coli, cryptosporidium, giardia and salmonella. Then there are foreign elements in the sediment in the pipes such as iron, copper, lead and aluminium. On top of all of that there are those chemicals introduced into the water supply by the authorities to try to make your water clean such as chlorine and fluoride (whether you want them to or not)! If you gather and store your own water in storage tanks when was the last time you had your system cleaned out? Chances are that the water you are drinking has far too many impurities in it to be good for you. And you thought you were drinking clean fresh water! The fact is that your tap water is not clean and is certainly far from pure and whilst the authorities will tell you that the levels of impurities are minimal they can never tell you that your water is pure. You don’t have to take our word for this. There are dozens of independent websites that you can visit to get all the grubby details on your tap water and what it is likely to contain. If you had the choice between drinking impure water or pure we know what you would choose. The good news is that you do have a choice – and that’s where we come in. At Southern Cross Pottery we have been involved in supplying ceramic water purifiers for more than 20 years. Our water filter systems are proven to significantly reduce the impurities in the water you are currently drinking. In fact, our range of ceramic water purifiers filter out as much of 99.99% of impurities & have a water cooler effect – producing naturally cool great tasting drinking water. Water purifiers substantially reduce risks of ill health. Our ceramic water purification system removes impurities – stoneware water purifiers act as natural water coolers & make your drinking water taste better – all without the need for plumbing or electricity. Southern Cross Pottery offers by far the largest selection of handmade ceramic water purifiers in Australia. We proudly use Royal Doulton Water Filters in our stoneware water filter products or our brand new SCP FLUORIDE PLUS™, See History of Royal Doulton

To summarise, the Stoneware water purifier removes impurities, keeps the water cool naturally, makes the water taste better all without the need for plumbing or electricity.  If you are thinking of buying a water purifier, Southern Cross Pottery offers by far the largest selection of handmade pottery water purifiers in Australia – fluoride water purifiers, stoneware water purifiers, ceramic water purifiers, clay water purifiers, as well as water coolers & other types of water filters.


How it works

Water is placed in the the top container, shaped like an inverted bell, which houses the ceramic filter which has a nozzle protruding through a small hole into the main body of the purifier (please refer to illustration). Water is filtered in three ways.The outer micro-porous ceramic wall screens the water down to one micron to remove up to 99.99% of bacteria and suspended solids. The tiny pores of the ceramic make it extremely efficient at removing particulate matter and fine sediment such as iron, copper, lead and aluminium to name a few. The ceramic is also a highly effective barrier to bacterial pathogens and water-bourne cysts including e-coli, cryptosporidium, giardia and salmonella.The water passes through the inner core of activated charcoal which removes chlorine, ammonia and bad tastes and odors. Activated carbon works by attracting and holding certain chemicals as water passes through it; it is a highly porous material with an extremely high surface area for contaminant adsorption. (Adsorption is the phenomenon whereby molecules adhere to a surface with which they come in contact with). The ceramic wall of this filter has been impregnated with silver ions to prevent the growth of bacteria in the filter itself and also in the stored water. The silver acts as a natural biocide inhibiting microbiological growth meaning that there is no need to sterilise the filter even when they are used over an extended period of time.This design prevents any overflow problems common with two part systems. Each purifier is hand made on the potter’s wheel and individually decorated in a variety of colours, many of which are uniquely Australian.The purifier is fired to stoneware temperature of 1305 centigrade making it the perfect non toxic material to filter and store drinking water. Firing at this high temperature ensures your water purifier is waterproof and extremely resilient to cracking, crazing and chipping.Unlike terracotta and earthenware systems, our stoneware system will not grow mould, become stained, deteriorate with age or leave a clay taste in your water. The inside of the purifier is glazed allowing ease of cleaning.No fumes are given off as with plastics or metals allowing safer long storage. The insulating properties of stoneware will help keep your water naturally cool for drinking and ice may be added to the container for chilled water. There is no electricity or plumbing and the purifier is small enough that it can be moved easily from room to room.

Benefits of Water Purifiers

Our bodies are at least 75% water. Adults should drink a minimum of 8 glasses of pure water a day to prevent dehydration. Water is essential for our bodies to function properly as it facilitates nutrient absorption and removal of wastes. The water from our taps is now heavily polluted with contaminants such as lead from petrol fumes, dirt, hair, rust, slime, hydrocarbons, algae, agricultural pesticides, industrial wastes just to name a few. Add to these the contaminants added by water authorities such as chlorine, aluminium and copper and you have a foul smelling and foul tasting toxic cocktail. If you are drinking tank water the quality of the water may be worse. Birds, frogs, rodents, reptiles and insects can all get into rainwater tanks and their droppings can pollute the water. Material such as dust, leaves, twigs, cane ash, corroded metal, residues from roofing products, smoke, woodfire particles and remains of agricultural aerial spraying can also find its way into your tank and taint the water. If your water supply comes from dams, springs, streams or underground bores you have the added concern of faecal contaminants leeching from septic tanks as well. The need for effective purification of drinking water has never been greater. ANYTHING OTHER THAN HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A POLLUTANT IN OUR WATER AND MANY OF THESE POLLUTANTS ARE NOW POSITIVELY LINKED TO ACUTE, CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESSES. The Southern Cross Pottery Water Purifying system together with a carbon activated ceramic filter are extremely efficient at removing impurities such as bacteria, chlorine, amoeba, suspended solids, organic pesticides, heavy metals and cysts. Specifically laboratory test results show that our pottery water filter system will remove up to:

  • Bacteria Reduction (E.coli, Cholera, Salmonella) 99.99%
  • Cyst Reduction ( Cryptosporidium & Giardia) 99.99%
  • Algae,Rust,Sediment Reduction 99.99%
  • NSF Turbidity Reduction std.53 99.69%
  • Chlorine Reduction 95%

Frequently Asked Questions Why choose a ceramic water filter? A: There are important reasons why you should choose stoneware water purifiers:

    1. Gravity fed ceramic water purifiers are easy to maintain, easy to use and are attractive additions to your home or office.
    2. Ceramic water filters are highly portable, they need no plumbing and they need no electricity.
    3. They are a highly effective barrier to particles and pathogens.
    4. The replacement stoneware water filters are relatively inexpensive to use, a 6 month filter lasting 1000 litres normally sells for less than $30.00 making each litre costing approximately 3 cents.
    5. Stoneware water purifiers are self-sterilising, they are made from 100% natural elements and they do not remove those minerals from the water which are beneficial to health.
    6. Pottery water purifiers make the water taste better, they keep the water cool naturally.

If you purchase water purifier manufactured by Southern Cross Pottery you can choose from a wide selection of colour combinations. Our water purifiers are all Australian made with high fire porcelaneous stoneware which is mold and mildew resistant. When does a ceramic filter need cleaning and how do I clean it? A: Once the flow out of the pottery filter becomes noticeably less than normal which is usually due to the buildup of sediments on the outer ceramic of the stoneware water filter. To clean simply remove the pottery filter from the stoneware purifier and scrape the surface with the back of a knife under running water or by using a scouring pad (similar to 3M scotchbrite. Never use soap or detergents as they can leave a residual. When does a ceramic water filter candle need replacing? A: Either 6 or 12 month, depending on the stoneware water filter you have. What happens if I leave the stoneware filter unused for a period of time? A: If normal use of the pottery water filter is interrupted by holidays or vacation, growth of harmless heterotrophic bacteria may result in a flat or stale taste for a period of time when use of the stoneware water filter resumes. Flushing the water purifier filter system for several minutes after any prolonged period of inactivity should eliminate the problem. Will my water purifier remove flouride? A: Yes if you purchase with a SCP FLuoride Plus™ Does the pH of my drinking water increase when I use the ceramic filter? A: There will be a slight increase in the pH of water passed through the ceramic filter due to the presence of the mineral Wollastonite in the ceramic. Wollastonite is slightly soluble and alkaline, so may partly dissolve in the water as it passes through the ceramic water filter causing a minor pH shift which is harmless. Does the Southern Cross Pottery water purifier include a filter when a purchase is made? A: Yes. A 12 month gravity fed Royal Doulton Super Sterasyl filter/candle is included with every purchase, or SCP FLuoride Plus™ if you choose. Where can I buy replacement water filter candles? A: Replacement water filters are available from most Health Food shops and many hardware shops as well as from You Are What You Eat Eats. Does the filter for the ceramic purifier need to be the same as to what was included in my purchase? A: No. Any gravity fed ceramic water filter will work including those manufactured by Australis, Waterco, Pozzani and Stefani but we highly recommend that you purchase a Royal Doulton Super Sterasyl or SCP FLuoride Plus™ Are the water purifiers shipped from SCP exactly the same colour as displayed on your website? A: We endeavour to match the colours as closely as we can but as all of our pottery water purifiers are hand made and hand decorated it is impossible to match them exactly. What happens if I purchase a water purifier and it arrives broken? A: All water purifers that are sent from Southern Cross Pottery are insured and any broken piece will be replaced at no charge. Does the water purifier come with a warranty? A: Yes. The water purifier comes with a 12 month replacement warranty. How fast does the gravity fed candle filter water? A: Water is filtered at a rate of 1 to 1.5 litres per hour.


10L  capacity

Approximate Size:

200mm Wide

560mm High


12L  capacity

Approximate Size:

250mm Wide

560mm High

SCP Fluoride Plus™ Option

Replacement Price per Filter Unit (piece): AU$89

SCP FLuoride Plus™ is imported from England and is an all in one filter that removes virtually all impurities including chlorine and fluoride and last up to 12 months, please see SCP FLUORIDE PLUS™ for more information. This filter removes far more impurities tha the Royal Doulton filter!  As this filter is only 5 inches long it will fit all purifiers manufactured by Southern Cross Pottery as well as most other brands of gravity flitration systems including Durand, Waterco, Australis, Stefani and Pozzani. SCP FLuoride Plus™ for more information.   Fluoride Information


With reference to the advisability of adding fluoride to drinking water there are literally thousands of articles on the internet both pro and con. We are happy to offer a range of ceramic purifiers with an option of 1. a Royal Doulton® filter which removes most everything except fluoride and 2. a SCP Fluoride Plus™ filter that removes fluoride plus lots more. For those who want fluoride removed we now import SCP Fluoride PLus™ filter which removes everything that the Royal Doulton Super Sterasyl® filter removes PLUS 97% of fluoride plus heavy metals, chloramines, volatile organic compounds, herbicides and many other contaminants not removed by the Doulton filter. This all in one 5 inch long filter also filters to 0.5 micron absolute (vs 0.9 micron with the Doulton) making it literally the finest filter on the planet. Please see SCP Fluoride Plus™ for more information. To explain a little about fluoride removal there are a few really good ways to go about it. Two technologies are reverse osmosis and distillation, both remove fluoride very well, although our understanding is that a lot of water is wasted and a lot of electricity is used in the process. If you do not want the very expensive treatment of a distiller or a reverse osmosis system, a third way is a simple filter with a cartridge containing revolutionary class leading proprietary materials; this third option is what we can offer you.

SCP FLUORIDE PLUS™ Water Filter Technology

Our SCP FLUORIDE PLUS™ filter, manufactured in England by KLT FILTRATION, features a unique technology designed to provide the highest quality drinking water and removes fluoride WITHOUT THE USE OF ACTIVATED ALUMINA. This is accomplished by using a proprietary matrix comprising of at least two types of activated carbon, combined with crystalline mono and di-calcium phosphate along with chemically active calcium carbonate, structurally bound with polymers. This very unique adsorbent will adsorb and or exchange a variety of organic and inorganic substances; including most heavy metals, chlorine, chloramines and fluoride. KLT FILTRATION has provided Southern Cross Pottery with two laboratory reports applicable  to the SCP Fluoride Plus™ filter, one on Bacterial Removal and one on Chemical Reduction, please see attached reports:

Unlike reverse osmosis and distillation, the filtration system we use for our fluoride water purifiers does not remove healthful minerals, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, and does not leave the water tasting “flat”. Our sytem of fluoride removal involves no electricity and no plumbing and a replacement filter in 12 months time retails for $89.00. Assuming one uses an average amount of drinking water a year, about 2000 litres, the cost is just 4 to 5 cents per litre. The handmade pottery stoneware container is arguably a very attractive addition to your home or office, the water is stored in a perfect environment free of plastics and metals and the water is cooled naturally in the stoneware container. Our new SCP Fluoride Plus™ also increases the alkalinity of the drinking water.

Additional Information


12L Large, 12L Large Australian Flora, 10L Ultra Slim

Filter type

Royal Doulton Super Sterasyl $279, SCP Fluoride Plus™$329, Australian Flora – Royal Doulton Super Sterasyl $299, Australian Flora SCP Fluoride Plus™$349