Burleigh - England on a Plate
After I mentioned The New English and the (hopeful) resurgence of the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent, a reader kindly informed me of Burleigh Pottery. Quite different in design from The New English, Burleigh produce earthenware in classic patterns, including the most famous pattern of all - the willow pattern. They've updated this classic with a range in a rather smart and contemporary black shade - trendy gentility.
Burleigh use clay suplied from Devon and Cornwall to manufacture a purely English product. They are a family business and have been creating their wares in a Victorian factory in the heart of the Potteries for 150 years. The factory is the last working Victorian Pottery in England. "Good show," says old Tweedy.