Over hundreds of years the six Staffordshire towns which make up Stoke-on-Trent developed a ceramics industry which dazzled the world. The towns made the pots and the pots made the towns… and over time they became known as The Potteries.

Holding a piece of Bone China reminds us of the skill and dedication of thousands of pottery workers through the centuries. Some of the biggest names in the business have now abandoned Stoke to manufacture overseas but it’s still home to the world’s most talented craftsmen and women.

Sara works with a company founded in 1775. Each piece is manufactured by hand in a method perfected over nearly 240 years.

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