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If you are passionate about collecting Emma Bridgewater, why not join the Emma Bridgewater Club? The Club was set up in 2000 in response to requests from keen collectors. The aim of the club is to keep members informed, inspired, entertained and enthused.
If you are passionate about collecting Emma Bridgewater, why not join the Emma Bridgewater Club? The Club was set up in 2000 in response to requests from keen collectors. The aim of the club is to keep members informed, inspired, entertained and enthused. In addition to regular updates via the members only web page, members automatically receive copies of all mail-order catalogues to make sure they never miss out.
Emma Bridgewater has been designing and manufacturing her pottery designs since 1985. There have been hundreds of different patterns produced during this time, many of which are no longer commercially available. As an Emma Bridgewater collector there is plenty out there for you to collect. Emma Bridgewater Collectors collect in all sorts of ways; by pattern, by colour (anything blue!), by type (i.e. Bird or Flower mugs), and by shape. We have one member who collects 6 Pint Jugs, another who collects Gallon Teapots. You may not have the space for such a collection but you may like to add a few select pieces each year and keep tabs on what you already have, what you’d like to have and what you ought to start collecting next. Since 1985 we’ve not only produced all of the catalogue patterns we have designed and made lots of special patterns for a broad range of clients including commemorative pieces, special patterns for individual retailers, designs exclusive to our own shops and the special pieces and patterns for the club too.
Spongeware was originally produced over 200 years ago as pretty domestic ware. It was cheap, cheerful and available in abundance. It was used everyday and because of this not too much of it survives today. Antique spongeware is now extremely valuable. The same can be said for Emma’s pottery. People love it and use it everyday and although our earthenware is extremely robust the nature of pottery is that not every piece survives. Added to this is the fact that to make way for new patterns we have to discontinue some of the older designs. Once discontinued the desire for these pieces increases, as does their collectability and their value. Some pieces now fetch large sums on auction websites and collectors are becoming more aware of the value of their pottery.