original suffolk collection
two centuries Henry Watson’s Potteries have been producing quality
earthenware in the heart of the English countryside. The terracotta (literally
‘baked earth’) tradition they follow has origins which are so ancient as
to be obscure, but certainly stretches back more than 4,000 years.
picturesque rural area of Wattisfield, near the Suffolk/Norfolk border in
East Anglia, has been a continuous
centre of pottery making since the special properties of the local clay
were first discovered. Archaeologists have found fragments from the
Neolithic Period, Iron Age, Roman occupation and mediaeval times in the
success is attributed to a continuity and consistency of purpose. This is
exemplified by the fact that there has been an unbroken family succession
from Thomas Watson, founder of the company to his great, great grandson,
Michael Watson the present day chairman.
is characterised by a timeless colour and texture, even though
manufacturing methods and designs have naturally evolved over the years.
developments now culminate in a range of kitchen products combining.
teapots are for sale in our on line store.