Wednesday, 15 June 2011

pottery in Stoke

I am no expert on pottery in Stoke but was just horrified to learn that Wedgwood has moved production to Jakata, Indonesia.

Here is a short youtube of the Wedgwood factory "Made in England"

and a longer one of a guy demonstrating throwing.

Now listen to BBC Radio Stoke doing a 3 minute feature from the Wedgwood factory in Jakata, "a little bit of Stoke in Indonesia"
Surely people buy Wedgwood as a heritage brand and once you move it to Indonesia don't you loose most of what made it special?

Emma Bridgewater thinks so this is her Stoke factory.

and a last bit of good news HCA president HRH The Prince of Wales has stepped in to save Middleport Pottery one of the last potteries working in stoke. More on the story here.

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