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The Potter’s Holiday - an English Pottery Makers Tradition

The Potter’s Holiday - an English Pottery Makers Tradition

Throughout the years workplaces have built up their own traditions of celebrating events, from summer BBQ's to Christmas jumper days there is always something firmly ingrained in the heart of the company.

For those in Stoke-on-Trent the tradition of Potter’s Holidays is a long standing tradition that many pottery factories have historically honoured. 

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How to Make a Delicious Homemade Burleigh Hot Chocolate Bar

How to Make a Delicious Homemade Burleigh Hot Chocolate Bar

With Christmas growing closer we spend more time with family and friends, reminiscing, eating delicious foods and drinking warm drinks - and there’s nothing better than a Christmas hot chocolate when it comes to creating the perfect  winter warmer.

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Autumn in the Factory Shop

Autumn in the Factory Shop

It's that time of year when the end of summer is marked by the changes in our countryside and gardens. For our Factory Shop Manager, Jemma, it’s one of the most exciting times for dressing the Burleigh Factory Shop.

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Meet the Craftsmen: Mikeala

Meet the Craftsmen: Mikeala

Handmade at Middleport Pottery since 1889, Burleigh ware is decorated by skilled artisans using rolls of freshly printed tissue paper. In the latest part of our ‘Meet the Maker’ series, we visit Mikeala, Burleigh’s printer. Mikeala is responsible for printing the tissue paper used to transfer Burleigh's iconic patterns onto our pottery.
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The Burleigh Beehives

The Burleigh Beehives

Since before Middleport Pottery was even a twinkle in the eye of founders Burgess & Leigh, the Burleigh bees and its beehive has been the symbol of Burleigh pottery.

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Designer Pottery: Ralph Lauren x Burleigh Pottery

Designer Pottery: Ralph Lauren x Burleigh Pottery

Burleigh Pottery. A name that inspires thoughts of timelessly elegant homeware, unrivalled quality and uncompromised standards.

Ralph Lauren. A name that inspires thoughts of luxury, the best of the best and the pinnacle of style.

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Introducing Burleigh's Egg Boxes

Introducing Burleigh's Egg Boxes

With a history as long and storied as ours, it’s not unusual to find designs long hidden in our archives, particularly when it comes to the mould stores which are practically bursting with designs just waiting for a revival.
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Easter in the Factory Shop

Easter in the Factory Shop

With Easter quickly approaching, our Factory Shop at Middleport Pottery has been dressed ready for the occasion. 

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Throughout its celebrated history, the women of Stoke-on-Trent have always been a firm, and active, presence around The Potteries, and Burleigh was no exception to this.

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Overnight Oats with Rebecca Newman

Overnight Oats with Rebecca Newman

In the past 2 years, the amount of people living a vegan lifestyle has grown by 700%. The ‘Veganuary’ campaign invites you to try a vegan lifestyle during January. Many people lead this lifestyle for a number of reasons, such as health benefits and environmental factors.  Why not give it a try?
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Creating an Autumnal Centrepiece.

Creating an Autumnal Centrepiece.

Our retail manager Jemma Baskeyfield has been working hard to make sure the factory shop is looking cosy. Taking centre stage in our upstairs best shop is a table setting fit for the most exquisite of dinners. Adorned with seasonal vegetables, Jemma has created a masterpiece inspired by the rich colours and nature autumn has to offer. Using Blue Burgess Chintz, which is now exclusive to our factory shop, this table has been laid for a more formal setting.

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The Perfect Autumn Dish with Burleigh and Rebecca Newman

The Perfect Autumn Dish with Burleigh and Rebecca Newman

By bringing the rich colours of autumn into your home and onto your plate, this dish provides comfort as well as full flavours and textures. As the evenings grow colder, this is the perfect salad for cosy autumn evenings; roasted seasonal vegetables add such warmth to the table and looks even better served on your favourite Burleigh ware!

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