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.

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.

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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.


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