Rescued from closure by the Original BTC group, Branksome China’s instantly recognisable two tone crockery will once again brighten up tables around the world. Whilst production has moved to Stoke-on-Trent, Branksome’s collectable shapes and covetable colour palette remain unchanged for over 60 years.
Established in 1945, founder Ernest Baggaley recognised the cost implications of gas-fired kiln production in post-war England. He knew his wares would have to be distinctive enough in quality and design to justify their price. Having learnt his craft in Stoke-on-Trent, Baggaley developed a new method of porcelain making:light and fine, yet durable enough for everyday use. Branksome China was shown at the British Industries Fair in 1947 and quickly became one of the country’s most desirable tableware brands. Bought and used by Queen Mary, by 1955 Branksome was exported all over the Commonwealth.
Original BTC founder Peter Bowles, “Our aim is to create a stable of timeless brands that represent the very best of British design and manufacturing. We know there is an audience for ‘Made in Britain’ both at home and abroad and we look forward to reintroducing further Branksome archive shapes in the near future”, continues son and co-director Charlie Bowles.


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