Dating bridgewater pottery

But Bridgewater, 53, who decamped to Paris to write the book (to avoid the pain of sitting in an empty family home when her youngest son, Michael, started boarding at Bedales last September) was adamant that it should give an honest impression of the struggle.

Along with accounts of surfing trips, picnics and camping in Cornwall – fans would expect nothing less – are chapters alluding to the loneliness she experienced while growing the business, the strain of juggling work with four children and the sadness that overshadowed her family for two decades after her mother, Charlotte, suffered severe brain injuries in a riding accident.

There is also a taxi rank outside the railway station.

Please note that there are several visitor attractions within a 10 minute walk of the railway station, including Spode Visitor Centre and Portmeirion factory shop.

There were interminable board meetings and horrible sackings and terrible dramas.” The cheerful Fulham café we’re in has fallen silent.

I wait for her to start back-pedalling but she simply lowers her voice.

Noted for their polka dot design among others, Emma Bridgewater specialises in pottery with motifs drawing on techniques stretching back over 200 years.

The company is one of the largest pottery manufacturers based entirely in the UK, with most of its products made in its factory in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, England, Emma Bridgewater has two shops in London as well as an outlet located at the company's factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

Emma Bridgewater pottery is handmade and hand-decorated in our UK factory in Stoke-On-Trent.

Quintessentially British pottery designer Emma Bridgewater has revealed how in her darkest moments - following the horse-riding accident that left her mother severely brain-damaged aged 53 - she would go to the cinema alone and drink neat vodka to numb the pain.

The mother-of-four, whose pretty polka-dot teapots and plates speckled with little pink hearts are stocked in middle class kitchens all over the country, says she used the fiction of film and theatre as an escape.

“I listened, fuming, to the lovely Cath Kidston on Desert Island Discs who was making out that you stroll out and start a business like it’s a walk in the park.

I thought, 'This is so irresponsible.’ ” It was her husband, Matthew Rice, the illustrator, who calmed her down, reminding her that nobody wants to hear that heart-patterned mugs have been created in anything other than a good mood. “The truth is that no one wants to hear that it’s not like that.” The editor of her new book, Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories, which documents the ideas and inspirations behind the 29-year-old ceramics label with whimsical family snaps and pictures of her homely crockery and bakeware, was equally keen for her to leave out the tears and the heartbreak.

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