Our Emma Bridgewater Stockist Day
On the 15th of June Alex and I were up at the crack of dawn heading up the motorway for the Emma Bridgewater stockist day. After a great welcome we were split off into groups for the rest of the days activities. First was our tour of the factory. We saw pretty much every corner of the factory from the casting to the decorating, even the people to cut the sponges into the pattern designs. I even had a go at making my own plate! It looked more like a pancake but I don’t like to dwell on that.
One thing which baffled Alex and I was how long it takes just to make one mug and how many people are involved in making it. We did our maths and worked out that each mug must take well over 20 hours to make and go through at least 10 stages of production. Detail is everything!
After lunch we got the change to decorate our own jug, mine was some what of a disaster again, but the staff were so lovely and had time for all of us even though it was hectic in their café! I would definitely recommend going there to do it for a birthday treat as it makes a great day out and you can paint as many as you want! (as long as you pay for them).
Then finally we were set loose in the factory shop and seconds shop. If you’re like me and LOVE a bargain I would really recommend the seconds shop as some of the seconds are barely noticeable! And there is so much choice there of discontinued, old and new ranges.
All in all we have a fabulous day at the Emma Bridgewater Factory and both came home laden down with pottery and Emma B’ knowledge. We very much look forward to going next year!
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