Welcome to Portmeirion Group’s official UK blog: the home of recipes, interior ideas, tips, exclusives and what inspires us at our head office in Stoke-on-Trent, affectionately known as the heart of The Potteries.
We look after the Great British brands Portmeirion, Spode, Royal Worcester, Pimpernel and Wax Lyrical. As such, the home is at the centre of everything we do.
Here is a little info about each of our brands to fill you in on what we have been up to over the past 250 years.
Portmeirion was founded by legendary ceramic designer Susan William-Ellis in Stoke-on-Trent in 1960 and has remained at the forefront of contemporary design ever since. Renowned for our tableware, cookware and gifts, Portmeirion produces beautiful and unique collections made to the highest standard to be used and enjoyed every day.
Visit our Portmeirion UK website.
Founded by Josiah Spode in 1770, Spode revolutionised the ceramics industry with the introduction of blue under-glaze transfer printing and the development of a winning formula for fine bone china. Part of the Portmeirion Group family since 2009, Spode is synonymous with classic and elegant designs that are timeless and of the highest quality.
Visit our Spode UK website.
Renowned for its distinguished tableware ranges, Royal Worcester has been manufacturing high quality ceramics for over 250 years. Today, our Great British icon continues to grow with a wide portfolio of products from delightful fine bone china mugs to stunning ranges for the dining table.
Visit our Royal Worcester UK website.
Pimpernel is the premier brand for placemats and coasters offering a variety of beautiful designs for your tabletop. Pimpernel’s placemats and coasters use a 5mm board which is topped with an art print and then totally sealed with a high quality lacquer finish that is both stain and heat resistant.
Visit our Pimpernel UK website.
Founded in 1980, Wax lyrical is now the UK’s largest home fragrance company. From the heart of the Lake District, Wax Lyrical creates a huge variety of home fragrance products and exports to some of the world’s leading luxury brands. In May 2016, Portmeirion Group acquired Wax Lyrical broadening its offering of lovely, British made products.