Porcelain factory coming to Stoke-on-Trent

July 24, 2017 by  

A new factory which will produce porcelain products is to be set up in Stoke-on-Trent and is set to begin operations in 2018.

The factory is being established by an expert in ceramics. Keith Brymer Jones featured on a BBC television show called the Great Pottery Throwdown. Brymer Jones now intends to generate 50 new jobs with his scheme. Stationery printing in Stoke-on-Trent should benefit if manufacturing prospers in the area.

Brymer Jones explained the current situation to the BBC:

“There aren’t that many porcelain manufacturers in Stoke. It’s mostly fine bone china or ovenware, so that’s quite exciting for us as we’d be bringing porcelain into Stoke.”

The new factory will be set up at a site that has been hardly used since 2008. The Spode factory on Elenora Street has been quiet since the old business went under. Years ago, hundreds of personnel worked in the enterprise. The ceramics factory was the oldest of its type in the UK when it closed.

Brymer Jones is keen to exploit the fame of ceramics manufacturing in Stoke-on-Trent and also believes that a patriotic angle may work when it comes to marketing the products.

Furthermore, Brymer Jones is not stuck in the past. He sees the potential in the development of partnerships with colleges in the vicinity and is eager to co-operate with Staffordshire University so that regional skill sets can be preserved.