Minimum $40 for shipping (ex-freight costs). Below $40 you will be contacted to add to your order. For orders outside of Tasmania over 5kg please email us for shipping costs as we are undergoing some changes & rates are unavailable online temporarily. Freight is calculated at the checkout. There is also an option to choose to Pick Up your order, the step before the Shipping options.

Water Filter Large Southern Cross Pottery (with SCP Fluoride Plus Filter) 12L - FREE SHIPPING except WA & NT

Regular price $329.00

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Please choose Pick Up as your freight option so that you don't pay freight.  Freight to your door included in price except for WA & NT (please contact us for shipping costs if you are from these states).

Available in a range of colours and designs

Replacement SCP Fluoride Plus Filters available

RRP $369

Delivery Time: Please allow around 8 weeks for delivery. 


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 just below.

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 550 mm high including the ceramic stand.

How does it work?

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 cermic make it extremely efficient at removing particulate matter and fine sediment. 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, fluoride 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.

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. 

Delivery Information

Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of Water Purifiers due to unprecedented demand.   Please allow just a day or so for replacement filters and replacement taps. Water Purifier prices include delivery to your door except for NT and WA  (outside of Perth) which attracts an additional $30 charge. 

Benefits of Ceramic 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.


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 the Royal Doulton Super Sterasyl® filter used in 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%

Our new SCP Fluoride Plus™ filter removes everything mentioned above PLUS 97% of fluoride, 99% of chloramines, 99% of lead and 97% of glyphosate and lots more.

For answers to FAQs please click on this link to take you to the Southern Cross Pottery website.