News & Events
Please note: the whole Emma Bridgewater Factory, Stoke-On-Trent site (including the shops and café) will be CLOSED on 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th July for our annual Collectors' Club Days. Ticket holders only. We're sorry for any inconvenience.
4th July 2017
We’re very excited to show you the exclusive ½ Pint Mug and 8 ½“ Plate that we have designed for Homepride flour’s Collectables range.
These items will be available to collect from the shop section of www.homeprideflour .co.uk from the beginning of March, just collect tokens on Homepride flour packs and order your items online.
For more information please see www.homeprideflour .co.uk in the ‘shop’ section or follow @Homeprideflour.
31st January 2017
We thought you might like to know that Emma will be this Sunday’s castaway on Desert Island Discs.
The show will be on Radio 4 at 11.15am, make sure you tune in (on your Emma Bridgewater radio, of course!)
23rd November 2016
Chelsea Flower Show opens this week and we've designed a special mug for the RHS to mark the occasion. The exclusive mug is available to buy from the RHS website (here) and from the show when it opens this week, while stocks last.
We have also designed a mug for Horatio's Garden, a charity that creates and lovingly cares for beautiful accessible gardens in NHS spinal injury centres.
Horatio’s Garden is named after Horatio Chapple, who was a volunteer at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre, Salisbury in his school holidays. Horatio and his father David Chapple – a spinal surgeon at Salisbury Hospital – came up with the idea for a garden and Horatio drew up a questionnaire to find out what the patients wanted.
Tragically Horatio was killed at the age of 17 by a polar bear. There followed an outpouring of love and goodwill and donations flooded in for his garden to be created.
Cleve West designed the first Horatio’s Garden and it opened in Salisbury in September 2012. We have been working with the organisation since that time.
You can buy the mug here, and do visit the Horatio’s Garden stand at the Chelsea Flower Show, Eastern Avenue, stand EA426.
22nd May 2017
We're excited to share with you another exclusive piece that we have designed for Homepride flour's Collectables range - a batter jug!
The new batter jug is a 1 ½ Pint Jug and is available to order now when you collect tokens on Homepride flour packs.
10th August 2017
We are excited to be welcoming the Stoke-on- Trent Literary Festival at our Stoke Factory on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June.
We have a terrific line up again and highlights include: Alexander Armstrong, Debbie Horsfield on Poldark, Ed Balls interviewed by Anne Robinson, Clover Stroud, Michael Crick, Loyd Grossman, Jonathan Bate on Shakespeare, Tim Smith of the Eden Project, Horrid Henry + other young reader events and much more!
For tickets and to find out more about the event please visit www.stokeliteraryfes tival.org.
30th March 2017
2018 marks the RAF Centenary, and to celebrate, we have designed a very decorative ½ Pint Mug which you can purchase here.
For every mug sold, Emma Bridgwater will make a £5 donation to the RAF100 Appeal - the charity channelling funds into a series of benevolent organisations supporting serving Royal Air Force personnel and veterans.
4th September 2017
We’re very excited to be working with Horlicks on an exclusive ½ Pint Mug design that is launching October 2016 - February 2017.
Our design is inspired by the rich history of Horlicks. “Horlicks and Emma Bridgewater are such an obvious partnership, both such quintessentially English brands. The events celebrated in our Horlicks mug; sporting prowess at the Olympics, Antarctic exploration and troops in the trenches sum up the very best of Englishness. We are so pleased to be in partnership with Horlicks”, says Emma Bridgewater.
To get yourself a limited edition Horlicks ½ Pint Mug, you will need to collect four tokens from promotional packs of Horlicks (the ones with the pink lids!) and follow the instructions on the side of the pack.
26th September 2016
What makes Christmas magical for you? Somewhere in the busy excitement of the build up to Christmas, I always try to make sure that there is a still point, to catch my breath and gather the family together and remember the simple sweet things about Christmas. The best opportunity for reflection for me always seems to come on Christmas Eve, when there is a moment among the carols when time seems to stop, and the hubbub stills. What is on your Christmas list this year? What special gifts will you be buying for others? One year, when a sharp winter had been forecast I bought variations on a jumper for all my friends, family and godchildren- from cashmere to reindeer with red noses, taking in a tiny baby pullover in finest wool and a rugged hand-knitted jersey made of oiled wool. Another year, when we had recently moved house, with travel on my mind I concentrated on luggage and bags, of all shapes and sizes. This year I have been hard at work developing our EB range of delicious fragrances for home, bath and body, so I will focus on bath oils, scented candles, soaps, hand creams and perfumes. I have not started my shopping yet as I love to wait for the excitement that crackles in the air as Christmas gets closer. What is your most treasured gift you have ever received? Perhaps my all time favourite was the bundle of sticks which turned into a cherry orchard, an inspired present from Matthew one year- and now, ten years later it is a cloud of blossom in spring and produces baskets full of fruit in summer. What is your winter fashion essential? My winter fashion essential is a stylish pair of boots- I love a swashbuckling look- frock coats, hunting stocks and ethnic prints- and the right pair of boots can make the outfit complete. What are your style resolutions for 2015? -To take my beautiful daughters shopping more often- they are each of them a style tonic. -To put that black dress back into the wardrobe sometimes and to wear more bright colours. What are your top tips for dressing a table for Christmas or seasonal parties? To make the table look welcoming and beautiful at Christmas I do as my Mum and my grandmothers did before me which is to produce the special pieces of china, some of which have been put carefully away since last year, such as a well loved platter for the turkey, a dedicated dish for the pudding, and maybe this year I will add a beautiful new set of dessert plates in deep red Christmas rose design to ring the changes. We always eat by the light of a forest of tall cream church candles, twisted all about with ivy and branches of bay. What inspires your Christmas pottery designs? Christmas inspiration comes from the deep well of tradition: Matthew and I start a design session by imagining who will be at home with us on Christmas morning, opening stockings together; then we think of who will be joining us for lunch after church- what does that feel like? What images do we conjure to communicate love and warmth; togetherness and pleasure in each other's company? Do you have any tips for buying tableware and pottery as a gift? We specialise in designing pottery to make perfect presents, full of love, warmth and humour. We know about practical and stylish packaging, and we can even personalise a piece to make a really thoughtful and unique gift. Moreover, this beautiful item might last for generations, so you are giving a gift which will continue to give pleasure for years to come. Tell us about the Emma Bridgewater Sale... EB sales after Christmas are a legend, with some of the longest and best natured queues you will ever see! Our customers are a wonderful bunch, many of them have become friends over the years, attending our sales and collectors events and keeping in touch to swap mugs and tips on Facebook. So be sure not to miss the fun!
22nd October 2014