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. 



  1. February 13, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    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!

    • February 21, 2013 / 2:24 pm

      Haha maybe you should buy yourself a few too!

  2. February 13, 2013 / 4:22 pm

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

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    • February 21, 2013 / 2:24 pm

      Yes its all wonderful

  3. February 12, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    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!

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    • February 13, 2013 / 12:44 pm

      Ah you're right! Makes you feel like you're doing your but doesn't it?!

  4. February 12, 2013 / 7:13 pm

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

    • February 13, 2013 / 12:44 pm

      I nearly bought one the other day, it's good they chose her to commission the pieces!

  5. February 12, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    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

    • February 13, 2013 / 12:43 pm

      Ah I know Henry Watson's work! Lovely stuff!

  6. February 12, 2013 / 1:49 pm

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

    • February 13, 2013 / 12:42 pm

      it's so cute!

  7. February 12, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    Oooh I absolutely love the fox mug! x

    • February 13, 2013 / 12:42 pm

      It's lovely, they have all kinds of animals in the range 🙂