TWENTY ceramic artworks have been stolen from a popular pottery in Newhaven.

Thieves broke into South Heighton Pottery, in Heighton Road, overnight on June 4 and swiped several handcrafted ceramics.

The "irreplaceable" items were due to be sold during the pottery’s annual festival in June and July.

The pottery is a small private business run by a devoted and diligent craftsman.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact the police.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said: "Overnight on June 4-5, the pottery at Heighton Road, South Heighton was broken into and 20 ceramic items were stolen.

"Anyone with information can contact the police either online at or by calling 101, quoting serial 0602 of 05/06."