Bespoke Fine Bone China Commissions

Design for Jo Deakin is everything. The aesthetics of how pattern and colour work harmoniously is one of the most important pillars of our business. A pop of colour around the rim of a teacup or a hand-applied detail around a saucer or plate makes all the difference when it comes to creating Bespoke items. It is these small but impactful details that make a beautiful product and elevate it to something truly bespoke and individual.

The combination of the crisp, fine bone china with the colour tones and palettes, create a contemporary, yet individual look. Although this ethos is our own 'House Style' at Jo Deakin, we can adapt and create new designs that showcase beautifully on our products, telling your story and representing your style.


Our Bespoke service includes the design and creative process required to achieve a unique collection entirely for you. With a previous background in Interior Design, Jo is well experienced in creating bold and colourful combinations with pattern and tone. Our Bespoke collections are taken from the inspirational surroundings and existing personal style of those we collaborate with.



We were so delighted when we got the call from Rudding Park to work with them on designing their first signature range of tableware for their beautiful and hugely enjoyed Afternoon Tea service. 

Rudding Park Hotel Afternoon Tea Bespoke China Collection


Rudding Park Hotel - Signature Afternoon Tea Collection

The new Rudding Park Signature Afternoon Tea range of fine china has been designed in collaboration with Jo Deakin and enhances the sense of refined elegance when taking Afternoon Tea at Rudding Park.

The British love of taking tea is steeped in strong heritage, and for some very good reasons!

Iconically British
It's as iconic as having a roast on a Sunday! Afternoon tea is quintessentially British.  People from all over the world still think of the ceremony as a daily occurance, although it is generally considered a treat and increasingly regarded as the perfect way to celebrate birthdays and special occasions with friends.

From the assortment of delicious sweet and savoury treats to the selection of teas, the variety is guaranteed to delight all taste pallets.

Tea culture
As a nation, we’re definitely ‘tea obsessed’ and the phrase ‘not my cup of tea’ is used to describe something that is not to your taste. So, an activity focused on tea-drinking, is to experience British drinking culture at its very best.

Social Occasions
Afternoon Tea was made for celebrating. From birthdays and baby-showers to pre-wedding celebrations or an excuse to catch up with friends; sharing a pot of tea is very much a social occasion. A civilised get-together in the afternoon is perfect to relax and engage in conversation over great food and you’ve still got the rest of the evening ahead of you!

Jo explains “I believe comforting drinks taste better in fine bone china. It matters what the china looks like on the table, how it feels to use and what it means to share with others.

The collaboration with Rudding Park was an opportunity not to be missed. The look and feel of the hotel, with pops of colour considered at every turn was instantly the right fit.”

Jo Deakin believes whether you’re on your own or with friends, taking time out to have a stylish cup of what you love comforts, soothes and feeds the soul.  Life is fast and so demanding, when we get time to pause and enjoy a special moment, every detail that makes these moments special should be given care and attention.  The Afternoon Tea experience is no exception to this mantra.

The designs are inspired by the geometric contrasting and complementary patterns, married together with bespoke colour ways. This creative outlook and a love of contrast and colour is mirrored throughout Rudding Park.

We wanted to combine this shared love of colour and pattern to create a truly bespoke collection of British fine bone china to enjoy when taking Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory.  The colours are taken from the Rudding Park house palette and have been individually matched by the factory in Stoke-on-Trent to continue the same unique combinations on the china.  From walls and upholstery, and now, right through to the table ware.

The Jo Deakin pattern holds the three contrasting colour pops well and the hand applied orange trim detail is a small but bold reference that can be found throughout the Hotel.  We hope this collection showcases the same attention to detail and thought as the rest of the hotel and we are incredibly proud to introduce this collection for you to enjoy as you take tea.


Visually our clients are looking for distinct and different designs that best represent their brand and style, setting them apart from yet another plain white cup and saucer.

The entire process is individual and tailored to the look, feel and overall specification of our clients. We like to think it is a collaboration between both sides and an exciting and artistic process that results in a beautiful bespoke collection, specifically designed for you.

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