PRESS STATEMENT: It's a boy! Royal baby announcement

Stoke-on-Trent and The Potteries is ready to celebrate the arrival of a new Royal baby.

Many local ceramics manufacturers have been quick to launch a full range of commemorative ware to mark this special occasion.

Having produced similar items for hundreds of years, the proud history of making commemorative items for a global market, still continues today. 

Dr Laura Cohen, Chief Executive of the British Ceramic Confederation, said: “Many of the UK’s proud ceramics manufacturers are making beautiful family heirlooms to commemorate the royal birth, to satisfy a growing global demand.

“Our industry has helped mark many royal landmark events such as the coronation, jubilees and weddings. Pieces with a ‘Made in England’ back stamp are particularly valued as items that hold pride of place in people’s homes.

“Ceramics is now a modern industry, employing more than 22,000 people across the country, and creating everything from parts for jet engines to hip replacements. But Stoke-on-Trent is still famous for its quality gift and tableware which is loved all over the world.

“These very special items help to secure Stoke-on-Trent’s proud position as the international home of ceramics.”

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