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 we’re still making our pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, where 250 craftsmen and women cast, fire, glaze and decorate every piece by hand. It’s a choice that keeps jobs in England – proper, creative, long term jobs that whole families have done for generations.

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