Celebrate the Christmas story with pottery from Royal Stafford
We love all things Christmas at Royal Stafford. It’s an opportunity to spend time with our friends, to create special memories and to celebrate with family.
Not surprisingly, food features high on the list of what we love about this time of year. After all, it’s an opportunity for our products to shine and take centre stage. We love it when customers tell us how they have used pottery from Royal Stafford to complement their Christmas table and show off their festive feasts. In fact, our original Christmas Homes collection was created with this in mind – to mark the most important occasion of the year, a time which brings people together.
How it all began
Royal Stafford’s Christmas collection began with a simple and wintry scene, depicting a snow-covered house with a holly wreath on the front door. We launched the Christmas Homes design around 20 years ago, and it immediately proved popular among customers who loved our classic representation of the festive period.
Our range today
Over the years we have added to the collection, but our first Christmas Home remains our central point of inspiration. It is there in the later Christmas Village range, and it is the backdrop for our Christmas Eve design, complete with stockings hanging above a roaring fire ready to be filled with gifts from Santa Claus. Our ceramic designers have used its imagined interior for a Christmas Morning scene, including a cosy and inviting room with presents waiting beneath a tree.
Now the full collection features mugs, side plates, bowls and dinner plates, and scenes can be mixed and matched for a perfect Christmas table. We also produce a range of contemporary designs, which are available online or to buy in our Factory Shop.
How Christmas pottery from Royal Stafford is made
Our own story began with the founding of the Royal Stafford brand in 1845, and our present-day manufacturing site is among the oldest of all the potteries in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.
Royal Stafford’s skilled team still employ the traditional techniques used by Staffordshire potters for generations, and it is this that allows us to produce the high quality creamware for which we are renowned throughout the world.