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We keep this page updated to ensure you keep up to date with all upcoming news and events and of course Matthew and Emma's updates too.
WIN a BBQ Kit with the Cornish Sea  Salt Company and Etherington’s Farm Shop

WIN a BBQ Kit with the Cornish Sea Salt Company and Etherington’s Farm Shop

16th April 2014

We’ve teamed up with Cornish Sea Salt and Etherington’s Farm Shop to offer you the chance to win one of three cool Cornish BBQ kits to celebrate the balmy British summertime weather.

The delectable BBQ kits have everything you need to cook up a treat and dish up some delicious alfresco feasting, complete with a very nifty portable BBQ. So whether you’re BBQing beachside, in the garden, roof terrace or in the park, enter to win award-winning Cornish meat and the butchers’ choice of seasoning.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED.

Althorp Literary Festival

Althorp Literary Festival

29th April 2014

Emma will be appearing at Althorp Literary Festival on Thursday 12th June.

For further details and the full line-up please visit the Althorp Literary Festival website

Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories

Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories

1st April 2014

Emma will be attending various events, book signings and interviews to talk about her new book ‘Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories’ over the next few months, so we thought we’d keep you up to date on what’s happening. We'll update the page if and when more events are added.

6pm Thursday 17th April Jarrold Book Signing

3pm Sunday 27th April Chipping Norton Literary Festival

Thursday 1st May Hexham Book Festival

Saturday 3rd May Stratford Literary Festival

Friday 23rd May Charlestown Festival

Monday 26th May Hay Festival

Thursday 24th July Buxton Literary Festival

Please click here if you would like to order a copy of Emma's Book

Marie Curie Bag Competition

Marie Curie Bag Competition

28th March 2014

Thanks to everyone who entered our Marie Curie bag competition on Facebook.

Congratulations to our ten winners; Michaela Kirbyshaw, Jean Mapes, Anne Woodthorpe, Andrea Hillman, Amy Stockton, Portia Mattinson, Samantha Morle, Polly fern sergeant, Michelle Trevelyan & Lorna Merry!

They have each won one of our Marie Curie Jute Bags signed by Emma Bridgewater!

Time For Tea

Time For Tea

28th March 2014

The British certainly do love a cup of tea! So much so, in fact, that they consume over 165 million cups every day.

We’ve ventured into the world of tea, sharing with you our findings about the quintessential Great British habit. No Emma Bridgewater personalised mug, teapot or cup & saucer would be complete without its tradition- steeped steaming infusion of flavour!

We have discovered that there are in fact 5 main tea leaf types: white, green, oolong, black and pu-erh. These tea leaf types form our favourite tea flavours such as Earl Grey; which is actually a black tea flavoured with bergamot orange peel.

As well as caffeine, our beloved cups of tea also deliver health benefits in addition to playing a part in our daily diet. Tea is not only the source of an appealing taste; it also provides a variety of added benefits. These include important vitamins and minerals, along with the heart- quickening stimulant, theophylline… easy to see why the beverage is so popular with The Brits!

Did you know that as avid tea drinkers we may fall under a particular ‘tea category’! Some of us may be ‘Escapist’ drinkers that unwind with a rewarding tea break; whereas a fair share of us may say that we are ‘habit’ drinkers, as we drink endless cups of tea throughout the day out of pure habit!

Whichever type of tea drinker you may be, you are playing a part in making up the 165 million steaming cups of tea consumed in Britain daily. So why not put the kettle on, put your feet up and dip into the world of tea with our delightfully infused graphic… enjoy!

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Marie Curie Jute Bag - Tesco Stores

Marie Curie Jute Bag - Tesco Stores

20th March 2014

We’re very excited to be supporting Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal with a limited edition jute bag which has been designed exclusively for the charity.

The bag is now available from Tesco stores nationwide and we have a list of the stores the bag is currently available in below.

Each bag costs £3.00 with a 50p donation to Marie Curie. More Info

Win a signed copy of Balancing Act by Joanna Trollope

Win a signed copy of Balancing Act by Joanna Trollope

26th February 2014

We have 15 signed copies of Joanna Trollope's new novel, Balancing Act to give away! The setting of her new novel is a family pottery business, much like Emma Bridgewater, and Joanna visited the factory at Stoke on Trent several times as part of her research for the book. For your chance to win, visit the competition page here.

Find The Hidden Hearts!

Find The Hidden Hearts!

11th February 2014

Valentine's day is on Friday and love is in the air at Emma Bridgewater so we thought we'd do a little giveaway!

Have a look around the website and tell us the ten products* we've hidden a pink heart on and you'll be entered into our prize draw to win a beautiful Pink Wallpaper2 Handled Vase!

Email us at competitions@emmabri dgewater.co.uk, include the word 'Valentine's' in the subject line and your name and address in the body of the email along with your ten answers.

The winner will be selected at random from all the correct entries

To start you off so you know what you're looking for, you can find the first answer here :)

*Please note the heart has been sampled from our Valentine's chocolate box and is hiding on products that don’t have that actual heart on them, so the answers won’t include products such as the 'Be Mine Chocolate Collection'

To shop our Valentines's range click here

We’d like to keep in touch and will automatically add your details to our email database when you enter. Please include the words “opt-out” in the subject line of your email if you’d prefer us not to.

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Win An Indulgent One Night Break For Two!

Win An Indulgent One Night Break For Two!

3rd February 2014

We've teamed up with award-winning hotel group Hand Picked Hotels to give you the chance to win a one night stay for two with dinner, bed and breakfast at one of their twenty country houses.

What's more, there are two fantastic runner-up prizes! The first runner-up will win a three-course table d’hôte dinner for two, and the second runner-up will win a cosy afternoon tea for two.

For your chance to enter this fabulous competition visit here.

Win A Glamping Holiday For Six!

Win A Glamping Holiday For Six!

3rd February 2014

We’ve teamed up with The Dandelion Hideaway, set in the glorious Leicestershire countryside, to give you the chance to win a Spring break for six!

Start the day collecting freshly laid eggs from the hen house for breakfast and finish the day toasting marshmallows around the camp fire.

For your chance to enter this fabulous competition visit here.

'Snoozing is the best way to juggle work and family'

'Snoozing is the best way to juggle work and family'

3rd February 2014

Emma chats to the Evening Standard about her limited edition Sport Relief Apron and juggling work and family

Read the article here.

Win A Peter Rabbit Book & Mug

Win A Peter Rabbit Book & Mug

3rd February 2014

We've teamed up with Frederick Warne & Co to give away 20 fantastic prizes! We have 20 copies of The Tale of Peter Rabbit Board Book to give away.

What’s more, each book will also come with one of our very special Peter Rabbit ½ Pint mugs!

To enter visit here.

Winners - Sale Competition

Winners - Sale Competition

9th January 2014

When we launched our sale on the 27th December, we ran a competition for 5 customers who shopped online that day to win back the cost of their shopping.

The randomly selected winners were Nicola Petts, Debbie Foxon, Sarah Scoble, Vanessa Field & Jennifer Munro.

Congratulations!

Emma Bridgewater on Restoration Man

Emma Bridgewater on Restoration Man

8th January 2014

Just to let you know that this week's Restoration Man (Wednesday on channel 4 at 8pm) will feature Emma and the factory so make sure you watch!

For more details visit here.

Win a Biscuiteers & Emma Bridgewater Hamper!

Win a Biscuiteers & Emma Bridgewater Hamper!

5th December 2013

If you love delicious baked treats served on Emma Bridgewater pottery, then this is the competition for you!

We’ve teamed up with baking geniuses Biscuiteers to give away a fantastic festive hamper filled with their delightful Christmas cakes and biscuits. There’s also a whole range of treats from our Snowstorm and Christmas Polka Dot range, including mugs, plates, crackers and candles!

Visit here for your chance to win!

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Win a £100 Prestat Chocolate Hamper!

Win a £100 Prestat Chocolate Hamper!

5th December 2013

We’re delighted to have joined forces with Prestat Chocolatiers this Christmas and have brought out a selection of some yummy stocking fillers in our Snowstorm and Christmas Town designs!

What’s more, we are now giving away three tantalizing hampers filled with a selection of their delicious hand-made chocolates worth £100!

To enter the competition visit this page here More Info

Find Ruffles The Robin To Win £300 Worth Of Glassware!

Find Ruffles The Robin To Win £300 Worth Of Glassware!

3rd December 2013

Our 12 Days Of Christmas event has launched today, which means there are 12 irresistible offers running until December 13th for you to take advantage of.

And as we’re getting into the Christmas spirit, we thought we’d also do a festive competition to give away one of our glamorous Trifle Bowls and four of our Black Toast Dessert Bowls – worth nearly £300!

To enter you need to find Ruffles the Robin on 12 different product photos on the website* and let us know what the 12 products are by emailing competitions@emmabr idgewater.co.uk. Please include the word 'Robin' in the subject line and include your name and address in the email. The winner will be picked at random from all the correct entries.

To start you off so you know what you're looking for, you can find the first answer here :)

*Please note the robin is hiding on products that don’t have the actual robin pattern on them, so the answers won’t include the actual Robin Mugs, Candles, Plates, Tea Towel or Baubles.

If you want to snap up some of our Christmas offers shop here

We’d like to keep in touch and will automatically add your details to our email database when you enter. Please include the words “opt-out” in the subject line of your email if you’d prefer us not to.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Lauren Mustard who has been selected as the winner!

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Emma Bridgewater receives CBE

Emma Bridgewater receives CBE

22nd November 2013

Congratulations to Emma who has just received her CBE for services to industry in the Queen's birthday honours list!

The Factory Goes Festive This Weekend!

The Factory Goes Festive This Weekend!

19th November 2013

On Saturday 23rd November we’ll officially switch on our Christmas lights at our Stoke factory! We’ll also be holding a special Christmas market over the Saturday & Sunday with craft stalls, mulled wine, local beer, a hog roast, mince pies and themed activities in the decorating studio! More Info

Win A Tiptree Hamper & A Marmalade Milk Bottle!

Win A Tiptree Hamper & A Marmalade Milk Bottle!

13th November 2013

To celebrate our popular Toast & Marmalade range and the launch of our charming Milk Bottle Vase, we’ve teamed up with Tiptree to give you the chance to win an extra zingy prize!

We’ve got two delicious hampers to give away- each one with £100 worth of Tiptree products inside, so you can enjoy a selection of marmalades, conserves, and honeys on your hot buttery toast!

In addition to the hamper, you’ll also receive one of our Marmalade Milk Bottles. These stunning vases are scattered with golden Seville oranges and are perfect with (Black) toast!

To be in with a chance to win visit our TipTree page here

Matthew Rice At The Save Annual Lecture

Matthew Rice At The Save Annual Lecture

7th November 2013

This year’s SAVE lecture will be given by Matthew Rice on Tuesday 26th November in St Mary’s Abchurch in the City of London.

SAVE has been campaigning for historic buildings since its formation in 1975 and Matthew’s talk will focus on the great pottery churches.

The lecture starts at 7.30 and there will be drinks afterwards.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here

WIN! 2 Cases of Belvoir Cordials!

WIN! 2 Cases of Belvoir Cordials!

17th October 2013

We've teamed up with Belvoir Fruit Farms to give you the chance to win 2 cases of their delicious drinks! This includes their classic Elderflower Pressé and their seasonal Mulled Winter Punch! Simply send your name and address to competitions@emmabridgewater.co.uk with the name 'Belvoir' in the subject line and we'll randomly select a winner on the 15th November. More Info

WIN! A 'Share' Cookbook!

WIN! A 'Share' Cookbook!

16th October 2013

Women for Women International has launched its first ever recipe book. 100% of the publisher's profits will go to Women for Women International and help women in war-torn countries rebuild their lives.

The recipes in this inspiring and unique cookbook come from humanitarians such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela , Desmond Tutu, Emma Thompson, Richard Branson, Annie Lennox, and Paul McCartney, as well as from renowned international chefs, and from women living in the 8 war-torn countries where Women for Women International operate.

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WIN! A £250 shopping spree with Seasalt!

WIN! A £250 shopping spree with Seasalt!

Enter our latest competition and you could be the lucky winner of a shopping spree at Seasalt worth £250! You’ll be able to choose from a large range of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, with everything from beautiful unique prints to practical yet stylish outerwear.... We've got two of these vouchers to give away here

Meet Emma Bridgewater & Matthew Rice

Meet Emma Bridgewater & Matthew Rice

23rd September 2013

Meet Emma Bridgewater and Matthew Rice at Jarrold on Thursday 10 October and learn more about their work and products whilst enjoying a cup of tea and some cupcakes!

From 4.30 until 5.30pm join Emma Bridgewater on the lower ground floor for tea and cupcakes and the chance to ask her about the Emma Bridgewater range of products and how they are made. Plus, if you buy an Emma Bridgewater product she will be happy to sign it for you!

At 6pm Emma and Matthew will give an illustrated presentation on the Emma Bridgewater product range, the history of the company and the factory in Stoke on Trent.

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Win A Pair Of Starry Skies Tall Wellies!

Win A Pair Of Starry Skies Tall Wellies!

17th September 2013

Win a pair of our fabulous new Starry Skies Wellies! Whether it's for gallivanting at Glastonbury or just sloshing your way through a great British winter there's really no substitute for a pair of wellies. But rather than settle for the boring black variety, you could win a pair covered in gorgeous Starry Skies! Simply email us your name and address to competitions@emmabr idgewater.co.uk with the word 'Starry Skies' in the subject line for your chance to win! The winner will be selected randomly from all correct guesses. We’d like to keep in touch and will automatically add your details to our email database when you enter. Please include the words “opt-out” in the subject line of your email if you’d prefer us not to. More Info

Enter Our Sarah Raven Competition!

Enter Our Sarah Raven Competition!

23rd September 2013

To celebrate introducing the Polka Pansy to our Polka Dot range this Autumn, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Sarah Raven for a gorgeous giveaway!

Win, one of three places at the Autumn- Planting Bulb Festival on the 15th October which includes a 90 minute talk plus a garden tour with Sarah, and a two- course lunch based on the produce in the garden at Perch Hill.

In addition to to the three main prizes, we also have 20 runners up prizes of a packet of their Viola Heartsease (Mini Pansy!) seeds

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Rude Health Cereals & Toast & Marmalade Competition!

Rude Health Cereals & Toast & Marmalade Competition!

13th September 2013

Breakfast Like A King!

To celebrate the launch of our breakfast-themed Toast & Marmalade range, we’ve teamed up with Rudehealth for a tasty competition! Enter h ere for your chance to win a large selection of cereals as well as an Emma Bridgewater Marmalade ½ Pint Mug, and a Black Toast Cereal Bowl for you to enjoy your breakfast even more! Even better, we have ten of these prizes to give away! More Info

Thank you to our stockists!

Thank you to our stockists!

9th September 2013

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful stockists who joined our Factory Open Day last Thursday. We hope you enjoyed your visit as much as we enjoyed having you; and we couldn’t have been happier with your response to our new designs for Autumn and Christmas. Here's a little snap to remind you of your day with us (and to make all of those who couldn’t make it this year a tiny bit jealous!).

Our New Autumn Collection Has Launched!

Our New Autumn Collection Has Launched!

2nd September 2013

It's been a busy few weeks at Emma Bridgewater whilst we prepare for the launch of our Autumn range, and finally it's here! Our new pieces include Marmalade to add to your Black Toast, a floral twist on Polka Dot, plenty of Pinks and a host of new pieces in Starry Skies blue – including brand new Elvis (to get you All Shook Up!). Check out the range online here

WIN! Family tickets to Marwell Zoo

WIN! Family tickets to Marwell Zoo

20/08/2013

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Marwell Zoo to give you the chance to win one of 10 Family tickets. Each Family ticket entitles 2 adults and 2 children aged 3-16 years entry to the park. To enter, please email competitions@emmabridgewater.co.uk with the word ‘Marwell’ in the subject line. Get up close to the wonders of the natural world and play a big part in helping to save them. From ring-tailed coatis to majestic giraffes, endangered tigers to frilled lizards, curious meerkats to pygmy hippos – Marwell is home to over 170 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings.

We’d like to keep in touch and will automatically add your details to our email database when you enter. Please include the words “opt-out” in the subject line of your email if you’d prefer us not to.

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WIN! An iPhone 5 Polka Dot Radio

WIN! An iPhone 5 Polka Dot Radio

14/08/2013

Our fabulous iPhone 5 retro radio combines the style and sturdiness of a classic wireless with the ease and flawless sound quality of 21st century technology. If you'd like to win one of these stunning radios worth £130, email us at competitions@emmabr idgewater.co.uk and tell us which 6 categories it's been added to on the website. Please put the word RADIO in the subject line. You've got until 11.59AM on Tuesday 20th August (National Radio Day!) to enter.... More Info

Win a copy of Alice Peterson’s new book ‘By My Side.’

Win a copy of Alice Peterson’s new book ‘By My Side.’

9th August 2013

It’s National Book Lovers Day today and we’ve got 30 copies of bestselling author Alice Peterson’s new book ‘By My Side’ to give away! This is a heartbreaking novel of learning how to live again when you seem to have lost everything. More Info

Win an I Love Chocolate Kitchen Set!

Win an I Love Chocolate Kitchen Set!

5th July 2013

Calling all chocoholics! We've put our vibrant 'I Love You More Than Chocolate'range into our sensational Summer sale and we're now giving you the chance to WIN 5 of the lovely pieces! Simply email us at competitions@emmabr idgewater.co.uk and tell us how many of the I Love Chocolate products you think there are on the trolley in this picture. Don't forget to include your full name and address so we can send you the prize if you win! We'll be picking a winner at random on Monday 8th July from all correct guesses. We’d like to keep in touch and will automatically add your details to our email database when you enter. Please include the words “opt-out” in the subject line of your email if you’d prefer us not to.

THERE IS A BIGGER VERSION OF THIS PICTURE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE here. More Info

50% Off Our Coronation Range

50% Off Our Coronation Range

30th May 2013

Congratulations to her majesty! 60 years ago, our beloved Queen was crowned at Westminster Abbey. To mark this auspicious day we’re offering 50% off our entire Coronation range. It’s a glorious pattern in regal purple that will look just right alongside an existing collection of commemorative pieces. Long live the Queen! Shop the range here

Win Sarah Raven Sweet Pea Seedlings!

Win Sarah Raven Sweet Pea Seedlings!

21st May 2013

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show this week, our friends at Sarah Raven are giving away a Harlequin spring sown sweetpea collection of 24 plants to one lucky Emma Bridgewater winner! Just email your name and address to competitions@emmabr idgewater.co.uk and we'll pick a winner at random next week! Sarah Raven has everything you need for your garden..... Check out their website Click here Did you know we also created a Special Centenary Mug which is being sold at the Chelsea Flower show this week? You can also find it on their website here; Click Here

3 For 2 On Melamine!

3 For 2 On Melamine!

20th May 2013

If any of the activities you have planned for the Bank Holiday weekend involve eating outside, then may we suggest investing in some of our brilliant Melamine? Available in a range of patterns, it's perfect for picnics or barbeques. And, if you order this week, we’re offering 3 for 2 across the whole range!

WIN! £350 Worth of Emma Bridgewater Afternoon Tea Pieces With The Good Food Channel!

WIN! £350 Worth of Emma Bridgewater Afternoon Tea Pieces With The Good Food Channel!

30th July 2013

Continuing with our celebration of this glorious British Summer and 'Afternoon Tea In The Garden', we've teamed up with the Good Food Channel to give away £350 worth of Emma Bridgewater goods, including a Sampler Comport, Glass Cake Dome, Sampler 4 Cup Teapot, 4 Glass ‘Strawberries & Cream’ Dessert Bowls and a set of 3 Sampler Cake Tins. All you need to do is add tea and cake! :) To enter visit their website here

Ducklington Show

Ducklington Show

22/07/2013

Thousands of fans of steam power and vintage transport flocked to Ducklington, near Witney, for the 14th West Oxon Steam and Vintage Show at the weekend. Emma attended the event and here's what Matthew had to say about it! "Emma dons hat and handbag to judge tractors and classic cars! An unlikely headline ... Paul, who works for us at Bampton and his family are all classic tractor enthusiasts, indeed we often look out and see the farm machinery of our childhood rumbling around the yard. This weekend the barns were empty as everything was at the nearby Ducklington show. Five thousand visitors filled a sun parched car park and lines of comma trucks, A30s and Dodge trucks lined up for the main ring while in the second arena tractors were baling straw all day. Emma went for a Massey ferguson log saw with spotless tractor and a smart red Wolseley. (it was no coincidence that this was the last car totally made in England)"

Win Emma Bridgewater Glassware & Belvoir Cordials For Summer!

Win Emma Bridgewater Glassware & Belvoir Cordials For Summer!

WIN SOME BEAUTIFUL EMMA BRIDGEWATER! Glorious goodies for your kitchen… This month, we’ve teamed up with Belvoir fruit cordials to offer you some lovely things for when you’re entertaining this summer! There’s a Black Toast Carafe, Water Pitcher, 4x Glass Tumblers and Steel Tray up for grabs – perfect for impressing your friends. You'll also receive a bottle of Elderflower and Rose Presse, Cranberry Presse,Cherry Presse, Blueberry & Blackcurrant Cordial and Rhubarb & Strawberry Cordial 50cl. Visit the Belvoir website to enter here.

20% Off All Glassware Until Tuesday 14th May!

20% Off All Glassware Until Tuesday 14th May!

8th May 2013

From today until midnight on Tuesday we're offering 20% off all our glassware so now is the time to stock up for summer! There's also free UK P&P until Tuesday as well! :) View our glassware here.

The Emma Bridgewater Murray Mug Has Sold Out!

The Emma Bridgewater Murray Mug Has Sold Out!

21st July 2013

The special ‘Murray Conquers All’ mug we produced straight after Andy Murray’s amazing Wimbledon win has now sold out. As this was designed as an exclusive and limited edition piece there are going to be no more made now. We’re so pleased you were as thrilled about Andy’s win as we were! Be sure to regularly keep up to date on all our new additions to our pottery range by checking out the website here

2 For £30 On All Our 1/2 Pint Mugs!

2 For £30 On All Our 1/2 Pint Mugs!

3rd May 2013

What have you got planned this bank holiday? Are you getting stuck into the garden? Perhaps you’ve got a busy weekend of spring cleaning or DIY ahead? Whichever of these traditional bank holiday weekend pursuits you’ve got planned, be sure to keep your family fuelled up with regular cups of tea. And, if you’re short of mugs, we’ve got the perfect offer: choose any two 1/2 pint mugs for just £30 this bank holiday weekend. Plus, there’s also free UK P&P on all orders placed before midnight on Monday.http://bit.ly/16xuBtr

Win a Father’s Day Beer Crate & An Emma Bridgewater Black Toast Glass Beer Mug!

Win a Father’s Day Beer Crate & An Emma Bridgewater Black Toast Glass Beer Mug!

29th May 2013

We’ve teamed up with Best Of British Beer to give you the chance to win the ultimate treat for Dad on Father’s Day! Win a Dad’s Beer Crate which contains 12 bottles of British beer, beer mats and pub quiz and comes in a rustic wooden crate… we’re also including one of our chunky glass beer mugs which are perfect for a frothing pint of beer! There are two of these lovely prizes to give away- to be in with a chance of winning, simply email your name and address along with the word ‘DAD’ to competitions@emmabridgewater.co.uk. Check out our other Father's Day gifts here...

We’d like to keep in touch and will automatically add your details to our email database when you enter. Please include the words “opt-out” in the subject line of your email if you’d prefer us not to.

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Edinburgh Festival 2013 1/2 Pint Mug Now Available To Buy Online!

Edinburgh Festival 2013 1/2 Pint Mug Now Available To Buy Online!

21st June 2013

At Emma Bridgewater we create a special Edinburgh Festival Mug each year, and 2013 will be no exception! The Edinburgh Festival season starts on 19th June and this vibrant, colourful mug is the perfect way to start the celebrations! Buy one here!

Kenwood House Summer Garden Fete

Kenwood House Summer Garden Fete

30th July 2013

Earlier this year Emma Bridgewater teamed up with English Heritage to produce a limited edition mug, sold in support of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath. This weekend the grounds will play host to a rip roaring 1920’s summer fete, ahead of the re-opening of the house later this year. There will be Charleston dancing, afternoon tea, art deco vintage stalls, a rag time band and so much more. If you’ve got a prize pooch why not bring them along and enter them in the Kenwoof Dog Show? Sat 3 – Sun 4 August 11am – 5pm To find out more about the Kenwood Summer Garden Fete visit: english-heritage.org.uk/kenwood or telephone 020 8348 1286. You can buy a limited edition Caring for Kenwood mug here

Congratulations to Emma Bridgewater stockist Rossiters of Bath!

Congratulations to Emma Bridgewater stockist Rossiters of Bath!

16th May 2013

A Big CONGRATULATIONS to Emma Bridgewater stockist Rossiters of Bath who won 'Department Store Gift Retailer of the Year' at the Great Gifts Awards ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel last week!! We're really pleased for you!

2 For £15 On Tea Towels & 6 For 5 In The Outlet

2 For £15 On Tea Towels & 6 For 5 In The Outlet

15th May 2013

For a limited time only there's 2 for £15 on all our lovely Tea Towels, and 6 for 5 on selected shapes in the Outlet! Brighten up your Spring and grab a bargain now! Visit the outlet here; Buy tea towels here.

Win 1 of 5 English Heritage Memberships!

Win 1 of 5 English Heritage Memberships!

20th May 2013

Our Emma Bridgewater ‘Caring For Kenwood’ mug is now on sale on the English Heritage website. The mug has been exclusively made for English Heritage with 50% of sales going directly towards the Caring for Kenwood project which will help to preserve one of London’s great stately homes; Buy here. More Info

Autumn/Winter Catalogue Shoot!

Autumn/Winter Catalogue Shoot!

21/07/2013

One thing is certain with British weather. Every year we shoot the Christmas and Autumn Catalogues in searing heat! 2013 was no exception and even in the cool of the barn at Bampton, now a spacious studio, we were sweltering. Red felt is the last material you want to think about on a high summers day but the bolt of Christmassy stuff was unrolled never the less. Watch out for Emma's new ford cortina which will be playing a role for sure! Here's a little sneak peak of the shoot being set up by Sarah!

Chelsea Flower Show Centenary Mug

Chelsea Flower Show Centenary Mug

May 1st 2013

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital. Our specially commissioned mug to celebrate the occasion is now on sale from the RHS online shop here. Emma says: "My favourite image of the flower show is that of the Chelsea pensioners in their red coats and black hats, inspecting the displays in the Great Pavilion. The design also depicts The Royal Hospital; Christopher Wren's military palace is as important a part of the capital's riverside panorama as the Chelsea Flower Show is of the London summer season. The design harks back to the mid-century style of Ravilious and Bawden and I hope portrays the show as the outstanding triumph of British gardening that it continues to be."

Win a Mr & Mrs Tea Set

Win a Mr & Mrs Tea Set

26th July 2013

We've teamed up with Wedding Magazine to offer three readers the Mr & Mrs Polka Hearts Boxed Mugs and Polka Hearts Teapot! For your chance to win one enter on their website here.;

Win Tickets To Leeds Castle!

Win Tickets To Leeds Castle!

29th July 2014

This week we’re celebrating the British Summer with afternoon tea in the garden, so we’ve teamed up with Leeds Castle to give you the chance to enjoy an afternoon in one of the most beautiful gardens in England! We've got ten pairs of adult tickets to give away. To enter simply email us at competitions@emmabr idgewater.co.uk and let us know what your favourite piece is from our new 'Afternoon tea' page on the website here.

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Emma Bridgewater Royal Baby Mug!

Emma Bridgewater Royal Baby Mug!

25th July 2013

We can’t let this week pass without offering our heartiest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; is there anything as wonderful as a brand new baby? (And a royal one at that). To mark the occasion we’ve produced a very special new mug, ‘Hooray for George’! What’s more we’re making a personalised version (and some other Royal Baby personalised pieces) too, in both pink and blue, so if you are having a baby this year or know someone who is, you can join in the fun with your very own mug. Shop here!

New Products Launched Today!

New Products Launched Today!

15th April 2013

We're celebrating this beautiful Spring day with the launch of some fabulous new products! Check out our Skyline range depicting the iconic London skyline, and our new retro radio in our loving Sampler pattern! We also have some new additions to our Coronation and our Union Jack range! NEW IN.

Win a signed copy of Rice's Church Primer!

Win a signed copy of Rice's Church Primer!

15th July 2013

We've got 5 signed copies of Matthew Rice’s new book ‘Rice’s Church Primer’ to give away! This charming and wittily- illustrated book explains the grammar and vocabulary of church architecture throughout the United Kingdom. If you fancy winning a copy simply email us your name and address to competitions@emmabridgewater.co.uk. We'll be randomly selecting 5 lucky winners from all entries on Monday 22nd July! We’d like to keep in touch and will automatically add your details to our email database when you enter. Please include the words “opt-out” in the subject line of your email if you’d prefer us not to. More Info

The Spring Sale Has Launched!

The Spring Sale Has Launched!

5th April 2013

Spring (or is it the lack of it?) has gone to our heads and we've decided it's time for a sale. So, for a very limited period, you'll find some of our most gorgeous patterns and pieces, including the wonderfully sparkly, pink and gold Lustre, at discounts of up to 50% off the original RRP. http://bit.ly/10BtpiO

Giffords Circus Comes To Town!

Giffords Circus Comes To Town!

28th May 2013

Carol, one of our lovely sponge decorators, is standing in front of a truck of this year's Giffords Circus mug. Giffords is run by Emma's sister Nell and her husband Toti (never forget the husbands!). Just in case you don't already know about it, they put on an amazing and extraordinary touring show; part circus, part musical, part magical oddity. With their big top and 40 vehicles, 1920s showmans wagons, caravans and a hurdy gurdy, they tour the West Country, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire and this year's show, LUCKY13 is the best ever. The first night at Broadway was standing ovations all round and the season has only just begun. If you want a mug ... you'll need to go to the show, lucky you! Find out more here.

WIN a Glass Cake Stand & Glass Dome Comport!

WIN a Glass Cake Stand & Glass Dome Comport!

13th May 2013

As we're offering 20% off all our glassware until midnight on Tuesday 14th May, we asked you on Facebook to let us know what your favourite Emma Bridgewater glass piece is. The beautiful glass cake stand got the most amount of votes, so we're giving one away along with a glass dome comport in a competition! To enter email us at competitions@emmabridgewater.co.uk, and let us know how you'll use the prize- you can send us a picture of your favourite cake (baked or bought!) send us your favourite cake recipe, or let us know any other creative thoughts/ideas or pics! We'll pick our favourite at 4pm on Friday and announce the winner on Facebook! Good Luck! :). View our glassware here.

The Great British Summer Picnic Competition with Montezuma's Chocolates!

The Great British Summer Picnic Competition with Montezuma's Chocolates!

24th July 2013

Enter our AMAZING Summer competition to be in with the chance of WINNING all these Emma Bridgewater Picnic goodies plus a bundle of Montezuma's British Pudding Bars and Truffles! WIN! Everything you need for your Great British Picnic! 6 Emma Bridgewater Union Jack melamine plates, bowls, cups, paper napkins, tote bag plus a pair of wellies. 1 Montezuma's British Bar Library, 6 British Bars plus 2 British Truffle Boxes and a wicker hamper to pack it all in to! PLUS FIVE runner up prizes! Enter on the Montezuma's website here. Competition closes Friday 9th August 2013.

3 For 2 On Melamine Today!

3 For 2 On Melamine Today!

12th April 2013

Get 3 for the price of 2 on melamine today only! http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk/melamine/icat/meloffer/

Bampton Opera

Bampton Opera

24th July 2013

Rarity alert! 100 only special Bampton classical opera half pint mugs were snapped up by picnic eating opera goers on the lawn of the Deanery in Bampton on Friday evening. This company put on rarely known pieces with young professional singers and a first class orchestra every year . EB were pleased to be a minor sponsor and to have given away the mugs!

Emma Bridgewater Awarded CBE!

Emma Bridgewater Awarded CBE!

17th June 2013

Emma Bridgewater has been awarded a CBE for services to industry in the Queen's birthday honours list! Congratulations Emma! :)

Matthew Rice Church Primer Competition Winners!

Matthew Rice Church Primer Competition Winners!

23rd July 2013

Thanks to everyone who entered the Matthew Rice Church Primer book competition! The competition is now closed and the lucky winners are; Caroline Elmhirst, Jackie Hyde, Heather Anscombe, Shirley Giles & Dennis Emmonds. The signed copy of the book will be with you soon. If you'd like to buy a special signed copy of the book, visit the website here.

Montezuma's Competition Winners!

Montezuma's Competition Winners!

17th April 2013

Congratulations to our five winners of the Montezuma's Easter Competition! They are Alexandra McFee, Esther Cornall, Jo Allison, Linda Lockwood & Alice Hobbs. You've won a Montezuma's Easter Hamper, an Emma Bridgewater chocolate teapot, and an 'I Love Chocolate' heart shaped tin!

Matthew Rice's New Book!

Matthew Rice's New Book!

21st June 2013

Look out for Matthew Rice's latest book "RICE’S CHURCH PRIMER" which will be available to buy in July. It's described as an idiosyncratic introduction to the building style of British churches. The countryside, towns and cities of Britain are full of churches. They represent some of the most iconic, beautiful and occasionally bizarre buildings in the country. They have a lot to say about our history, our art and our ideas. But how do you read them? Through charming illustrations, Rice's Church Primer reveals the basic grammar and vocabulary of church architecture throughout the United Kingdom. More Info

Win a one week stay in a Cotswolds cottage!

Win a one week stay in a Cotswolds cottage!

2nd April 2013

We've teamed up with our friends at Holiday Cottages and are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a one week stay for up to 5 people at Upper Orchard Cottage in The Cotswolds! Enter here; http://bit.ly/11QUFP5

Win an Emma Bridgewater & Higgidy Picnic Hamper worth £350!

Win an Emma Bridgewater & Higgidy Picnic Hamper worth £350!

14th May 2013

As the sun is starting to shine at last, we’ve started to dream about lazy days by the seaside and easy lunches in the garden. So we’ve joined up with Higgidy to create a full-on and fantastic picnic hamper for one very lucky winner, packed with their delicious quiches and our polka-dot picnicware! To enter visit the competition page here.

Win a Montezuma's Easter Hamper & Chocolate Teapot!

Win a Montezuma's Easter Hamper & Chocolate Teapot!

21st March 2013

Calling all chocoholics! As it's nearly Easter we've teamed up with our friends at Montezuma's to offer you the chance to win a yummy & extravagant treat! The delicious prize includes a Red Admiral Easter Hamper, an I Love Chocolate Heart Shaped Tin and one of our rather fabulous Chocolate Teapots! There are five sets to give away and you can enter on our competition page here; http://bit.ly/YWiPTX

Easter Bunny Competition!

Easter Bunny Competition!

25th March 2013

To cheer you up on this gloomy afternoon we've decided to throw an Easter competition! We've hidden Bobbin the Bunny in 13 different places around the Emma Bridgewater website- Let us know his 13 hiding places along with the name of the product that the letters spell to have a chance at winning the treasure! The prize is an eggs-tra special Easter hamper filled with some amazing goodies, with three fab runners up prizes as well! The full details of the comp can be found here; http://bit.ly/WJxsKm

Comic Relief Update

Comic Relief Update

19th March 2013

Congratulations to team Bridgewater who finished the bike ride at 5pm in London on Friday. We're really proud that we've managed to raise £6000 for Comic Relief now, and wanted to say thanks to all of you who sponsored us for your generosity and support! It was also great to see Jack Whitehall and Jonathan Ross in our aprons this weekend.... :)

Win A Matthew Rice Easter Mug!

Win A Matthew Rice Easter Mug!

11th March 2013

This month we’ve teamed up with Jordans Cereals to give you the chance to win a colourful hand- drawn mug by Matthew Rice. It features bunnies galore and a mother hen with her clutch of Easter chicks and there are 10 to give away! Enter here http://bit.ly/YGMO1I Good Luck! x

15% Off & Free UK Delivery For Easter!

15% Off & Free UK Delivery For Easter!

28th March 2013

Happy Easter! To celebrate we're offering everyone 15% off and free delivery on orders placed until midnight on Easter Monday! Happy Shopping

Samantha Cameron Wears Emma Bridgewater!

Samantha Cameron Wears Emma Bridgewater!

6th March 2013

The Prime Minister's wife baked up a storm in Downing Street yesterday to raise money for Comic Relief. Donning an Emma Bridgewater Red Nose Day apron she said “Baking is such a brilliant and easy way to raise money for Red Nose Day... I hope lots of people all over the country are also baking, or finding other fun ways to support Comic Relief.” More Info

Win £100 worth of Easter goodies from the Pink Eggs range with the GoodFood Channel!

Win £100 worth of Easter goodies from the Pink Eggs range with the GoodFood Channel!

12th March 2013

Decorate your home with a fabulous Easter set worth £100 from our Pink Egg and Feather collection. Answer some simple questions on the GoodFood website for your chance to win one of five sets consisting of a Pink Eggs Milk Bottle, Ceramic Boxed Egg and a 1/2 Pint Mug! http://bit.ly/12IjVHQ

New Spring Range Launched Today!

New Spring Range Launched Today!

25th February 2013

We have added some fabulous new products to our Spring range today, including some new shapes and patterns! This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation and we've marked it with a splendid range in a beautiful regal purple shade. We've also reworked Egg and Feather (one of Emma's favourite patterns!) and have brought back the much-loved Farmyard range from 1986. Check out the gorgeous products here; http://bit.ly/X8oEwI

Biscuiteers Competition Winners!

Biscuiteers Competition Winners!

13th March 2013

Just to let you know the recent Emma Bridgewater & Biscuiteers competition has now closed and the winners have been picked. Congratulations to the following and your prize will be on it's way to you soon! More Info

Waitrose Limited Edition Jug On Sale From Today!

Waitrose Limited Edition Jug On Sale From Today!

6th February 2013

Our beautiful new pink & purple tulips jug has gone on sale today! This gorgeous piece can be bought online exclusively at Waitrose Direct here http://bit.ly/WQdSst

Our Special One-Off Collection For Comic Relief!

Our Special One-Off Collection For Comic Relief!

1st March 2013

We're delighted to be supporting Comic Relief this year with our range for TK Maxx and Homesense, and in addition to this we've also produced an extra special one- off Comic Relief collection which will go up for auction on eBay this Sunday at 2pm! The exclusive collection will include three completely new and one-off pieces and all proceeds will go to the charity. We'll keep you updated on Sunday afternoon when the auction goes live but for now here is a little sneak peak :)

Our 'Potteries to Putney' Bike Ride!

Our 'Potteries to Putney' Bike Ride!

14th March 2013

As an official partner of Comic Relief we've been trying to raise as much money as possible for the charity, and today some very brave members of staff have embarked upon a 'Potteries to Putney' bike ride. More Info

Spring Has Launched!

Spring Has Launched!

30th January 2013

Our wonderful Spring season has now launched! From new designs to new shapes in our classic patterns, inject some newness into your cupboards...

Celebrity Chefs Team Up With Us For Red Nose Day!

Celebrity Chefs Team Up With Us For Red Nose Day!

21st February 2013

Ten of Britain’s favourite celebrity chefs have joined forces and swapped their kitchens for the camera lens in aid of Comic Relief, to celebrate our stunning homeware range for Red Nose Day! More Info

Emma Bridgewater Could Mentor You!

Emma Bridgewater Could Mentor You!

21st February 2013

Have you got a great idea for a business but aren't sure how to take it to the next level? Emma Bridgewater has teamed up with Country Living to give ten lucky readers the opportunity to ask her their business-related questions, in a ten- minute one-to-one mentoring session at the Country Living Spring Fair. Visit for more info and a chance to win; http://bit.ly/YDP3BB

Macmillan Coffee Morning this Friday!

Macmillan Coffee Morning this Friday!

26th September

This Friday 28th September sees the return of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and once again we will be supporting the cause and hosting a bake sale in each of our stores excluding Bicester, starting from 10am. Please do come along to buy some of our special baked treats and cakes to support the Macmillan charity to which all proceeds will be donated. You may even wish to bake your own cakes and donate them for us to sell. We raised a great sum last year and are hoping this year will be no different... This year we will also be offering a raffle draw in each store so don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a Union Jack Boxed Teapot.

Comic Relief Bake Off At The Emma Bridgewater Factory!

Comic Relief Bake Off At The Emma Bridgewater Factory!

21st February 2013

A staff bake-off was held at our Stoke factory yesterday to help raise money for Comic Relief! Everybody made a huge effort and the cakes were sold in the shop for £2 a slice. £176 was raised for the charity, and Nigel was crowned the bake- off winner with his Emma Bridgewater- inspired polka dot cake! The event was such a success it even made it into the local paper! http://bit.ly/XANntr

Raising Money For Comic Relief!

Raising Money For Comic Relief!

19th February 2013

We've been baking up a fundraising storm this year to help Comic Relief change lives in the UK and Africa. We've designed an exclusive 'Bake-Off' collection especially for Red Nose Day, including aprons, oven gloves, bags, tea- towels and mugs. The items were featured in the 'Great Comic Relief Bake Off' on the BBC and can be bought from TK Maxx and Homesense. More Info

10,000 bees and the wait for our sunflowers

10,000 bees and the wait for our sunflowers

3rd August 2012

You may remember that back in April Matthew planted thousands of sunflower and wildflower seeds on the 5 acre piece of disused land next to the factory. Well, it is fair to say that things didn’t go to plan the first time around - within 2 weeks of the seeds being sown there was frost, rain, sleet and snow and then the few survivors were picked off by flocks of pigeons.

So Matthew decided to start again and now after a warmer and wetter month or two the field is covered with a fog of cornflowers, poppies, mayweed, clover and phocelia, we are hoping to see some sunflowers before September.

This supply of flowers has kept the bees happy – almost too happy as a local beekeeper had to be called to remove a 10,000 strong swarm from the Emma Bridgewater site last month. Here are a few images of the flower field for you to look at.

Emma Bridgewater & Camilla!

Emma Bridgewater & Camilla!

18th February 2013

On her visit to the Garden Museum in London last week, the Duchess of Cornwall sipped her tea in one of our fabulous Diamond Jubilee mugs! The exciting event was also captured on page 2 of The Telegraph

Win An Emma Bridgewater & Biscuiteers Tea Set!

Win An Emma Bridgewater & Biscuiteers Tea Set!

15th February 2013

We’ve teamed up with our good friends at Biscuiteers to bring you a wonderful 'Time for Tea' inspired competition. Two lucky Biscuiteers will win an Emma Bridgewater Tea pot and 2 half pint mugs from our brand new and rather gorgeous ’I Love you more than Chocolate’ range. Even better, Biscuiteers are throwing in a tin of Limited Edition Flower Power biscuits to complete your tea time treat. More Info

Celebrities Wear Emma Bridgewater For Comic Relief!

Celebrities Wear Emma Bridgewater For Comic Relief!

14th February 2013

Our 'Tea Party With A Twist' took place this week with Atomic Kitten, Rachel Riley, Nancy Dell’Olio, Cherie Lunghi, Kelsey Beth Crossley & Zoe Salmon wearing aprons from our Comic Relief homeware range (and not a lot else). The fun pictures were all taken in aid of Red Nose Day and recreate the famous Calendar Girls photoshoot. More Info

One Extraordinary Day

One Extraordinary Day

16th July 2012

Emma and Matthew's daughter Lily was part of visionary choreographer Elizabeth Streb's dance troupe which wowed London this Sunday. The Streb Extreme Action dancers performed gravity defying acts across London's most famous landmarks, including performing on the Millennium Wheel, the Millennium Bridge, Trafalgar Square and outside the National Theatre. Commissioned by the mayor and the London 2012 festival, the event was billed as a 'performance of power, daring and beauty that will totally disarm those lucky enough to see it'. Well done Lily.

Emma Bridgewater and Matthew Rice honorary degrees

Emma Bridgewater and Matthew Rice honorary degrees

16th July 2012

On Thursday 12th July Emma and Matthew were very honoured and proud to be awarded honorary degrees from Keele University in recognition of their 'enormous contribution to the ceramic industry of North Staffordshire'. They both slipped away from the Collectors Club Open Day on Thursday to collect their award during the Keele University graduation ceremony - and you can see them here donning their robes.

A Special Treat For Valentine's Day!

A Special Treat For Valentine's Day!

13th February 2013

Be sure to check your emails tomorrow morning as we have a special treat especially for Valentine's day!

Neff 40th birthday baker offer

Neff 40th birthday baker offer

5th May 2012

Emma and Matthew have teamed up with Neff and designed a set of two bakers to support the Neff 40th Birthday campaign. The offer launched on 4th May, you can find out more information here http://neff.co.uk/Bake _It_Yourself- Emma_Bridgewater.ht ml.

Kitty's New Tea Towel for Giffords Circus

Kitty's New Tea Towel for Giffords Circus

12th March 2012

Kitty , Emma and Matthew's daughter has just designed three special Tea Towels for Giffords Circus and so become , perhaps the first third generation designer of dishcloths in history! Kitty is at art school in London and we hope you agree has created some wonderful designs.

The 3 designs are hot off the press and available NOW at the Gifford Circus Shop www.giffordscircus.com for £6.50 each or a Special Offer of all 3 (1 of each design) for £15.00.

Giffords Circus, loved by locals and Londoners, artistes, rock stars, poets and families, has toured the villages of Gloucestershire and beyond every year since the shows began in 2000.

Wild and magical, every element of the show from the vintage costumes to the handsome burgundy Showman’s wagons are designed and handmade on Nell and Toti’s Cotswold farm.

Matthew's account of the Royal Visit

Matthew's account of the Royal Visit

12th March 2012

There was excitement all round for the Royal visit last Thursday, heralded by the arrival of first of dozens of school children who packed the factory yard, followed by Sir James Hawley, the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire in spotless cavalry uniform, and the High Sheriff, in velvet breeches and silver filigree buttons, as well as the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Stoke. The Duke of York's arrival was announced by flashing outriders, but since dawn Eastwood works had been literally crawling with over a dozen policemen - some with climbing equipment scaling the lift shaft, and another with a springer spaniel with a keen nose for explosives and a very waggy tail. Emma and I introduced HRH to various members of the Bridgewater team, before sitting down by the Aga to talk about business. He recognised the 1986 commemorative mug made to record his own wedding and was introduced to our Jubilee Range for 2012. The Duke, Emma and I went round the factory and he presented Bill Malkin with a silver mug to mark 50 years in the pottery industry. A smiling throng of decorators filled the room where Prince Andrew met Cher and Clare, which was appropriate as the visit focused on the issue of finding jobs for young people. He left bearing a two cup Union Jack Tea Pot and was waved off by the entire factory as he proceeded to the Michelin Tyre factory. History does not relate whether he left there with four nice retreads for his Rangerover... With the sun shining and whole factory ship shape, I felt very proud of the whole company. It was a lovely day.

Emma Bridgewater on Community Matters.

Emma Bridgewater on Community Matters.

16th February 2012

Emma spoke last night at a Community Matters talk with Tomax Talks at The Doodle Bar in London and had a great night discussing community matters with the other speakers and the audience.

"Emma Bridgewater reflects on her experience at her factory in Stoke- on- Trent and talks about the idea of 'a workforce'. William Alsop, the mind behind many of Britain's controversial modernist buildings, will talk about the influence a building can have on community, while Naomi Colvin will voice the concerns of the Occupy Movement and explain why Britain is not as democratic as it claims."

Thank you to all of you who were able to come along, we hope you had a wonderful time too.

Photographs taken by Lea Minshull

Alice's New Mug

Alice's New Mug

26th January 2012

Last year we were really pleased to work with 15 year old Alice Pyne, who contacted us about designing a mug as part of the “bucket list” of wishes she’d drawn up following her diagnosis of terminal cancer. The lovely mug she created featured a beach hut in Torquay where Alice had spent some happy holidays thanks to the help of the charity Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN), along with her Labrador Mabel.

£10 from the price of each mug was donated to this charity, and Alice has now set up a charity of her own, Alice’s Escapes, which will do work similar to THHN, providing free, relaxing holidays for seriously ill children.

To celebrate this new charity, Alice has designed a sweet new mug, which has the same summery theme to her last mug, and features lots of sunshine and a sailing boat in the Cumbrian Lakes and the mountains. We will continue to donate £10 from the sale of each mug to Alice’s Escapes.

To get your Alice's Escapes 1/2 Pint Mug click here

Alice

Alice

8th June 2011

Many of you have read about Alice, a 15 year old girl with terminal cancer who’s made a bucket list of things she’d like to do in her life - read here. Emma and Matthew were really touched that she included designing an Emma Bridgewater mug on her list. Matthew emailed Alice late yesterday evening and is making plans to meet her to start designing her special Alice mug soon.

Emma's Top 5 Patterns

Emma's Top 5 Patterns

09th March 2011

1. Figs
This pattern dates from 1986, and was first produced in 1987 (I think) this most closely resembles the idea of everyday pottery which jumped into my head at the beginning of it all.

2. Toast
Matt's writing, is endlessly satisfactory - I always love it. We have a good time bickering over and refining the wording for each piece. I especially love the 'Cambridge Blue' colour, from way back - perhaps 1995?

3. Eggs & Feather
Mary Fedden's pattern is one I go back to again and again. I love her colours (we matched her painted designs pretty perfectly) and I always love using this design.

4. Polka Dots
This pattern came out of a flurry of samples produced in the studio one day, at a moment when I was really thinking a lot about the visual elements of my early childhood - I'd re- discovered the delights of ladybird books and this reminds me of 'shopping with mother' or 'The Party'. It mixes well with all sorts of unexpected patterns - I especially like it with 'Birds'. It always raises my spirits. Do you notice how the many imitations always mimic our colours?!

5. Oh, how to choose the last...
Is it Gold Spots? Or Charm Bracelet? or LOVE? OR Bird & Worm? There are all patterns which I love to come across at the back of the cupboard. But I think I'd choose Veg Border, because I love the colour combination.



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