Pottery brands Royal Worcester and Spode have been bought by ceramic firm Portmeirion - but manufacturing has now ended at two historic factories. Stoke-based Portmeirion will take over the rights to produce goods under the world famous brands after a £3.2 million deal was struck.
Is Spode made in china now?
Spode is a brand of china that was first made in the 1770s in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Today Spode has been purchased by the Portmeirion Group, and is one of several brands it makes. And nowadays some pieces are made in other countries, including China.
Is Spode still made?
Today, Spode is owned by Portmeirion Group, a pottery and homewares company based in Stoke-on-Trent. Many items in Spodes Blue Italian and Woodland ranges are made at Portmeirion Groups factory in Stoke-on-Trent .Spode.Spode logo since 2010TypePrivateParentPortmeirion GroupWebsitewww.spode.co.uk4 more rows
Why is some Spode made in china?
Josiah Spode earned renown for perfecting under-glaze blue transfer printing in 1783-1784 - a development that led to the launch in 1816 of Spodes Blue Italian range which has remained in production ever since. The word China refers to the fact that it is porcelain or earthenware.