New Tableware Preview
BONE CHINA FROM STOKE ON TRENT
Really excited to be visiting Stoke on Trent this week, to see the first of my new tableware pieces being sampled.
My first job after graduating was as a junior shape designer at Wedgwood in Barlaston, what a fantastic place to start a career in ceramics! Full of history, expertise and quality materials and craftsmanship. Such a treasure trove of historical references in the musuem and also in the archives underneath the factory, so valued that they've built the Wedgwood Museum to house it all..
I lived just up the road from here - Longton. One of our ceramic tutors worked just over the way at the Gladstone Pottery Museum, he's still working as a master thrower last time I met up with him. He was the guy that they always had on the Generation Game as the pottery instructor! One of the best production throwers around... makes throwing look so so easy!