Emma Bridgewater

We are delighted to stock Emma Bridgewater pottery and gift cards in the shop.

Emma Bridgewater pottery is made from cream-coloured earthenware in the factory in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of British pottery. 

Their English-made dinnerware, mugs and more, in a range of instantly recognisable designs, can be found in pride of place on kitchen shelves in the UK and further afield. 

Each pottery item begins its life as clay which is dug out of the ground in Devon, Cornwall, Wales or closer to home in Staffordshire.

It is mixed into their unique secret recipe by two Potteries-based suppliers.

The pottery work requires a real lightness of touch and an excellent eye for detail. 

They have more than 50 full-time decorators with some of the steadiest and most creative hands in the business. All have undergone years of training to ensure they continue to do justice to Emma's original designs. The mugs can be decorated in two different ways, through the historic sponge decorating or lithographing.

Their most famous sponge decorated ware is polka dot and hand cut sponges are dabbed into paint and applied by hand before being glazed. Lithographing is the technique used to decorate our more intricate designs. A glaze is first applied to the biscuit and fired in the kiln before the lithograph – a patterned transfer – is carefully placed on each piece.

All of their pieces are handmade and each season new designs are added to the range of products.