With nearly 250 years of heritage... We invite you to explore Spode's rich history and be a part of something extraordinary.

History Of Spode

Josiah Spode I (1733-1797) founded Spode in 1770 in the heart of a thriving, industrial Stoke-on-Trent. A true craftsman, it was Josiah I who brought to perfection a commercially successful method of manufacturing blue and white ceramics. It was his son and business partner, Josiah II, who developed the formula for a new English porcelain, bone china. The partnership of father and son was magical.

Together they redefined the British pottery industry and, as such, were instrumental in British ceramics being revered across the globe. Read more…


About Spode

Today, we continue to develop our collections with the same passion for quality and craftsmanship as Josiah Spode I and his son. They left a legacy of innovation, ceramic mastery and distinguished design—a legacy that we nurture in our factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England.


Take a look at our bustling factory in Stoke-on-Trent where we’re proud to make Spode ware.

Shop Spode

With over 200 years of craftsmanship and great British design, our dinner plates, bowls, mugs and glassware are made to the highest standards.

200 Years of Blue Italian

In 2016, Spode’s Blue Italian range celebrated its 200th anniversary. Steeped in history, it’s one of the oldest surviving tableware design in the world.

Prize Draw

To celebrate the launch of the latest Spode and Morris & Co. collaboration, we’re giving you the chance to win a Morris & Co. tableware collection.

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NEW & exclusive! For Spode's first-ever collaboration, the famous Blue Italian collection has been re-imagined in a beautiful green exclusively for Fortnum's. Handmade in England, each piece is an heirloom in the making > https://t.co/X0g7x7O47W @by_spode

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Spode’s Ruskin House embodies three different detailed patterns – Oak Leaf, Thyme and Wreath. Perfectly balancing a timeless archive design with a contemporary feel. #SpodeDNA #Spode #Ceramics #Green #Tableware #rustic

NEW! Exclusively designed for us @by_spode, our Green Italian Collection is a perfect example of our desire to bring only the very best and most distinctive collections to our stores. Discover what makes it just so special, exclusively at The Journal > https://t.co/BcvRBmGxIp

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