NOT ALL STONEWARE IS CREATED EQUAL

BEHIND THE PRODUCT

The Stoneware Factory

PORTUGAL, Vagos

ESTABLISHED 1998

For our first range of tableware, we travelled to the land of traditional ceramic craftsmanship. Our factory, set amongst the pine tree groves, is located in Vagos, Portugal where craftsmanship is learned through a lifetime of experience.

As we looked for a factory to produce our stoneware collection, we knew we didn't just want the best – we wanted to find someone who believed in the product and, maybe more importantly, the tradition behind it.

How We Found It

For months we tried working with a factory who supplies some well known high quality American brands. We felt lucky to be working with them as our quantities were small compared to their usual customers. We were continually promised that we could piggyback other customer's production runs if we could be flexible on timings. Time after time, the production deadline passed and we still didn't have any items produced. It was a huge disappointment.

Spurred on to find an alternative, we Googled, we asked, we called. Eventually, we found what we were looking for. A factory that had high standards, great products, and who are happy to work with us to build a relationship. We were impressed by the quality and the design.

The Materials

The factory uses the very best natural resources in Portugal, resulting in pieces that are known for their colour and exceptional durability.

Leading edge production has set a new standard for stoneware with an exclusive formula to manufacture shapes and colours. High-firing at temperatures of 1180ºC (2160ºF ) on a single firing system creates a vitrified glazed surface, revealing the consistency and durability of the fired clay. This original formula of high-fired stoneware creates a glazed surface wich is very resistant to both thermal and mechanical shocks. It is chip resistance and very durable, making it perfect for everyday use. Products are practical and multi-purposed,  being oven, freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe.

The Look

Using traditional craft, elegant design, and incorporating the desire for practical pieces our stoneware is a classic and timeless style. Perfect for every occasion.