If you have been a fairly regular reader of this blog you will know I am a lover of fabric and pottery. When I am out on my thrifting jaunts the first tables I look for are the ones with the old teacups and lovely rosy textiles. This is why it breaks my heart to know that the world's most renown potteries are in so much difficulty. It truly saddens me to the core to know that my favourite companies are in demise. The news is quite dire.
I know that Royal Worcester/Spode has moved all their production to China. At first I thought it was just certain items but now I have been told that all manufacturing is now in Asia. The latest news comes from Waterford Wedgwood.
I have many Spode pieces and I love them. I have collected blue and white pottery since I got married over 20 years ago. There is nothing more classic and beautiful. How sad it is for these companies that have been in business for over 200 years. To see them moving to the far east is distressful enough but to close down completely would be pitiful. This is why it is more important than ever to cherish the lovely pieces that I know many of you have. I have a love of crockery. Period. All types, patterns and companies. Johnson Brothers, Minton, Royal Albert (vintage), Meakin, Mason, Crown Derby, Limoges, the list goes on. I will continue to look for all my best loved pieces and cherish them that teensiest bit more. Will you?