Emma Bridgewater first came to Stoke-on-Trent in 1985 ago where a local pottery company helped to her to create her very first pieces.
In 1996 she and husband Matthew Rice moved production to the traditional Victorian pot bank alongside the Caldon Canal where every piece of pottery is still made by hand.
Around 185 people work at the Emma Bridgewater Factory on Lichfield Street in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, a site first opened by the Meakin brothers in 1883.
On a factory tour you will see the traditional skills and craftsmanship that goes into every piece of Emma Bridgewater pottery.
- We produce 1.3 million pieces of pottery each year
- In 2015 we made 45,000 personalised mugs
- Each piece of pottery is touched by 30 pairs of hands before it reaches a customer