What goes into making perfect pottery I hear you say? Well we asked that exact same question to one another and the only way we were going to find the answer was to go behind the scenes and get our hands dirty.

Fortune and Hopkins, Homeware and Ceramics

First of all it’s the design stage. Many debates and coffee’s later and we come close to what is described as an idea. Running it past the most famous bald head in Stoke-on-Trent and we have a design that is fit for purpose!

Fortune and Hopkins, Homeware and Ceramics
Fortune and Hopkins, Homeware and Ceramics
Fortune and Hopkins, Homeware and Ceramics
Fortune and Hopkins, Homeware and Ceramics

Inside the factory where the magic happens, the screen is set, exposed, washed and dried ready for printing.

Fortune and Hopkins, Homeware and Ceramics

Who knew how much fun you can have applying transfers to ceramics! Also, hats off to the lovely ladies who work day in, day out, producing amazing products for all to enjoy!

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Finally we check each item before they are placed in the kiln heated to over 800 degrees. Hot, hot, hot!!