Emma Bridgewater Beauties

Ahhh, internet. How I am missing you. I’m currently spending my lunch breaks browsing pretty things that I would like within my new place…. It heavily involves ceramic goodness though, and coming from the Potteries it’s a good place to start. A local place (for local people) which is in the heart of Stoke on Trent, is the Emma Bridgewater factory. I really like going there for a browse around, particularly in the seconds shop where you can pick up cheaper, slightly imperfect designs from the Emma Bridgewater collections. I already have loads of stuff from there, and I like picking up the different designs as it all fits with each other despite their different patterns! I love some of the more quirky items too like the Red Fox mug. They have loads of these in the factory shop with different animals on, but the fox is the best! 
The reason I like Emma Bridgewater so much though, is the fact that it keeps the heritage of the Potteries alive a bit more. Over the years the ceramic industry in Stoke has seen a massive decline in the amount of wares which are produced and sold here, and although Emma Bridgewater may be a little on the pricey side, it’s a price I am willing to pay to try and keep a little bit of the cities heritage alive! If you ever visit the factory you can find a little café and a workshop at the back too where you can paint your own ceramic piece to have fired and take away. When I am a little less poor I’ve decided to paint a chicken. It will be a good day. 

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My parents live on a farm and so I have bought my mum the red fox mug and three different chicken mugs as a birthday present. They are so nice, I want to keep them!


Ooh those are some seriously cute stuffs! I love all of those, I should check Emma Bridgewater other stuffs 😉

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Sophie Belcher

I absolutely love Emma Bridgewater, my boyfriend is from Stoke-on-Trent so we spend a huge amount of time up there. The factory shop is lovely, I could have spent sooo much money, it's nice to buy something knowing that you're supporting a struggling industry!

Sophs xx

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I got one of her Comic Relief mugs- excellent size for tea! I hate stingy mugs.

Dot (Claire)

I just love Emma Bridgewater. I know what you mean about keeping the heritage of potteries alive. I live not too far from Henry Watson's pottery (amazing pieces) it's so refreshing. xx


Yikes, I need everything but especially the fox mug!! x


Oooh I absolutely love the fox mug! x