Ceramic Design Heritage has expanded its bespoke fine bone china services by working with renowned UK artists to create stunning giftware
Stand: DP5 B12
Ceramic Design Heritage’s focus has always been on producing bespoke fine bone china, and working with other UK firms to provide matching melamine and textile products focused on the heritage sector. It offers an affordable bespoke design and production service with flexible minimums. All you need to do is send your image, and the company can create your own unique brand.
It currently creates fine bone china ranges for artist brands Robert Fuller, Katie Cardew, Tim Hall Powderhound, Aurina Lambert, Alice Peto, and The Tale of Ballard and Hill.
Ceramic Design Heritage has worked with renowned wildlife artist Robert Fuller for more than five years and has developed the Katie Cardew range over the past three years, providing quality product at competitive prices, supported by strong customer service.
But it’s not just mugs: the supplier’s range encompasses cups and saucers, plates, teapots, jugs and giftware including trinket boxes, thimbles and clock boxes.
In order that a customer can have a full giftware offering with only one design fee, it works closely with Stuart Morris Textiles and Melamaster to give clients a one-stop-shop for bespoke product.
Demand for UK production has grown strongly in the past two years, which has resulted in Ceramic Design Heritage doubling its turnover. Recruiting skilled staff for its Stoke-on-Trent factory has been challenging, but it has succeeded by creating new workplace apprenticeships. What has also helped are the massively increased costs of importing from the Far East, combined with long lead times and high manufacturing minimums. Artists wish to work with UK suppliers and touch and feel products, giving them confidence in service and quality.
Ceramic Design Heritage produces goods using a mixture of traditional decorating, screen-printing skills and dye sublimation, all based at its factory in Hanley in Staffordshire.
The first step is to set up a no commitment conception meeting with one of its team, headed up by Paul Travis who has more than 40 years of experience in the gift and home market. The team will guide you through the process. Then in-house designers, who can work with most images, will create your bespoke design at a low flexible cost. Your bespoke range can be sampled, completed and in stores in under six weeks from concept to stock, with repeat orders on a 14-day lead time – no long delays or stockout risk from Far East production.
In the past year, Ceramic Design Heritage has taken production for Alice Peto with its tableware wedding range and, more recently, The Tale of Ballard and Hill designer artist collection. View the collection by visiting The Tale of Ballard and Hill in DP5 on
stand B12, where Paul will be present to discuss your needs.