Why bone china?

Sourcing and using the right crafts and materials was an essential part of the Melissa Wilkes story. There is such a wealth of talent and skilled craftsmanship in Britain and we wanted to include as much of it as we could. We hope that by showcasing some of the world class talent in our country it helps to keep these heritage skills alive. 

Our fine bone china pieces are handmade in the potteries of Stoke-on-Trent, the home of exquisite fine bone china manufacture since the mid-1700s. The potters of Stoke-on-Trent are true artisan craftspeople so when we say handmade we truly mean it. It takes 36 pairs of hands to make a Melissa Wilkes candle from the handmade moulds into which the porcelain for the vessels is poured to the final decoration. By combining traditional skills with a contemporary product design we hope to keep our world class heritage craft thriving. 

Meet the Makers

With unrivalled heritage, Stoke-on-Trent, is recognised as the world capital of ceramics producing the most stunning fine bone china pieces.

We’re delighted to be collaborating with such tremendously skilled craftspeople who once worked for Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Royal Worcester Porcelain.

Creating unique pieces has allowed us to immerse ourselves in the heritage of the potteries and incorporate Stokesrich history into Melissa Wilkes England.