I had such an inspiring trip last month to the factory in the heart of Stoke on Trent, it felt so great to see the teams and watch my fine bone china range being hand decorated from start to finish, ready to be fired in the kilns.
These talented individuals understand the importance of both the traditional skills that go into decorating each piece and also what a difference can be made when you are truly passionate about your work! It is a brilliant relationship to have and I am so excited about the future together as my Jo D designs and products expand!
(The yellow film over the mugs here burns off in the kiln, don't worry I don't think the world is quite ready for such a clashing colour combination just yet!!)
Stoke has long been the world capital of ceramics and to know that each and every piece is decorated, fired and finished in Britain by such caring craftsmen makes me so proud.
Discussing the new collections got me STOKED (excuse the pun!) for the year to come. A brand new colourway (think pinks and yellows) and perhaps a teapot or two could be on the horizon which I really hope you will love as much as I do. Watch this space as they say….