Emma Bridgewater – A British Pottery With Good News

In amongst all the doom and gloom of the British pottery industry recently, it’s heartening to know that there is at least one company out there that is doing well – and even making a profit!

Emma Bridgewater founded her eponymous pottery in the mid-1980s and makes unmistakeably English – and cheerful – tablewares. Last year, the company turned over £7.5m and made a 5% profit – while companies such as Wedgwood and Denby Pottery were losing money hand over fist.

Emma Bridgewater and her husband and business partner Matthew Rice were recently interviewed in the Financial Times. They reckon their cheerful, bright wares are comforting to have around and that the worse time for them is “coming out of a recession” – when people want “clean, modern lines”.

Click here to read the FT’s article in full.

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