Emma Bridgewater

and her husband, Matthew Rice, design every piece of pottery themselves – inspired by their home, their children and even their chickens. All their pottery is made by hand in a Victorian factory in Stoke-on-Trent, keeping the area’s traditional skills alive and ensuring that each piece has a real integrity. Every mug, bowl, plate and jug has its own, very English, personality – full of charm and cheerfulness.

Emma founded her business in 1985, three years later she met and married Matthew Rice.

is the only large manufacturer that makes all its pottery in England – proudly contributing to Staffordshire’s heritage. It remains a family business and employs more than 200 people in Stoke-on-Trent.

In 2013, Emma was awarded a CBE for Services to Industry.

Every piece of pottery is made by hand in a Victorian factory using an adapted ‘recipe’ for earthenware that was invented by Josiah Wedgwood 250 years ago.

Emma created limited edition collectable mugs exclusively for our customers here at Waitrose in 2013.

Visit our full website at http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk.