Kaymet have been manufacturing aluminium trays, trolleys and hotplates in London since 1947. They export to 17 countries from their Bermondsey factory. All items are made in their factory in London. They supply to the catering industry and to individuals – kaymet.co.uk
The below article was kindly written by Nicholas. There is no particular theme to it, but it is well written and there is a lot about porcelain, stoneware and pottery brands. What he writes is the result of a long trawl through the internet to find a Christmas present – a teapot made in England – and it is to our benefit that he is willing to share his efforts. I wonder which teapot he chose?
You might also like to see my earlier article on “British Pottery – Pottery, China and Glass Ware made in the UK” to which I have been able to add thanks to Nicholas’ research.
Been and Gone:
- Porcelain: Arthur Wood & Sons was incorporated into Price & Kensington in 1989 and both were acquired by the Rayware Limited group. Arthur Wood closed (British production?) in 1995, so I guess any productions that might have happened since then are not made in the UK. Price & Kensington similarly are now manufactured in China or Thailand or somewhere in the far east.
- Porcelain: Wedgwood Ltd began pottery manufacturer in 1759 under Josiah Wedgwood and has since become an icon in the ceramic industry for its fine bone china and other fine pottery. It was taken over by Waterford Crystal Ltd in 1986 and became Waterford Wedgwood plc in 1989 until its demise due to financial pitfall in late 2008 that left it in the hands of administrators in early 2009. What remains of the once great company still continues with only very high-end products being produced in Britain and Ireland, if any, and the validity of any recent “Made in England” markings is questionable.
Limited Edition Art & beautifully, collectible Artwares from the World’s coolest artists. Made in England, Designed Around the World, Collected Everywhere…
Art prints and canvas, pillows, cups and saucers, dinnerware, chairs, holdalls, eye masks, mini bags – all made in England.
They say: “We are proud to say that our entire range of Limited Edition art and artwares are all made in England. We produce many of the items in house at our factory in the Midlands. With our ceramics being produced in Stoke-on-Trent, our Luggage in the South West and new furniture in Long Eaton. We use the finest components and manufacturers throughout and try to offer an affordable but quality product range.”
On 2 June 1953, the nation rejoiced as its new young monarch, HRH Princess Elizabeth, was crowned Queen. Fortnum’s have a a range of made in in England china to celebrate the Sixtieth anniversary of the Coronation later this year.
It should be a relatively simple matter to buy Mugs, Pottery, China and Glass Ware made in the UK. British pottery is the best in the world and some of the industry still survives today. That said you’ll have to shop around, use the internet, and look carefully at back stamps for the words ‘Made in England’ or similar as a lot of pottery for sale on the high street these days is foreign made.