Thirty years ago this month Emma made her first mugs, after trying to find a birthday present for her mum and realising no one was making what she wanted: beautiful, practical pottery for a relaxed, colourful, mismatched life.

Fifteen million mugs later her name is synonymous with cosy, cheerful English kitchens, and were still making our pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, where 250 craftsmen and women cast, fire, glaze and decorate every piece by hand. Its a choice that keeps jobs in England proper, creative, long term jobs that whole families have done for generations.

Show us what Emma Bridgewater means to you by posting your photos on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the tag #30yearsofEB, and well add them to this gallery full of your glorious memories for everyone to reminisce about.