We are proud to be officially 'Made in Britain'! Find out more here. We are proud to be officially 'Made in Britain'! Find out more here.

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Officially 'Made in Britain'

Officially 'Made in Britain'

We are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited member of Made in Britain, an organisation which brings British manufacturers together under one collective mark, to help buyers and specifiers easily identify products which are made in Britain.

Charlotte, co-founder of Xavier China says -

“Bone china is a brilliant British invention, and we are proud to produce all our tableware in Stoke-on-Trent, the historic home of the potteries.

British manufacturing has a long history of producing high-quality goods, and we are passionate about supporting the skilled artisans who bring our brand to life.

We hope the Made in Britain mark will help customers to associate Xavier China with reliability quality and trust.”

The Made in Britain organisation

Made in Britain brings together the British manufacturing community, united with the use of the registered collective mark.

The mark is protected and can only be used by members of Made in Britain that meet the criteria we set to guarantee the member is a British manufacturer.

Discover more members in the Made in Britain Directory

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KDLoves x Xavier China: The Kelling Collection

KDLoves x Xavier China: The Kelling Collection

Xavier China is delighted to introduce its latest collaboration with KD Loves. Launching on 11th August 2021, we have collaborated with renowned interior design team at Kelling Designs to present the Kelling Collection, a range of fine bone china tableware in Kelling's signature bold colours and patterns, with contrasting trims.

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Why bone china?

Why bone china?

Invented in England in 1799 bone china is a particularly strong and bright type of British porcelain. 

The revelation that bone china actually contains animal bone may come as a surprise! But it's the high calcium content of the animal bone that gives the bright white material its incredible strength & resilience.

Famed for its elegance and translucency, it is often assumed that bone china must be fragile. It is one of the hardiest ceramic materials available, however, and is much more chip-resistant than other types of pottery.

Brighter, thinner and stronger than other types of pottery - and translucent when held up to the sun - it's all things bright, beautiful and British! 

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OPEN NOW: the Early, Early Christmas Fair

OPEN NOW: the Early, Early Christmas Fair

Use code EECVF to donate 10% to the Solider's Charity and unlock free gift wrap on all orders.

MONDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER – THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2020

With over 160 independent stallholders, the EECF has gone online for the first time!

Visit the website to register online and take part in a fabulous raffle, gin tasting, curry night and much more, all to raise much-needed funds for the brilliant ABF The Soldier’s Charity, whose work reaches out to every area of the Armed Forces, when and where it is needed most.

Xavier China is really pleased to be helping to support this wonderful charity and fair, which has overcome challenging circumstances to bring a much-loved tradition into our homes despite ever-changing set of difficulties.

Don't forget to use 'EECVF' for the 10% dontation and free gift wrap.

View all stallholders and events at www.eecf.org.uk

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Back in Business

Back in Business

After a difficult few months for everyone, it was wonderful to go up to Stoke and to see the kilns back in action. 

There is lots of interest in British-made products like Xavier China as customers choose to keep things local. Here's to the rest of 2020!

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The Bloody Virus

The Bloody Virus

We do hope that you and your family are well. Our thoughts are with those affected by Coronavirus. At this time, the primary concern must be everyone's health, and like most companies we have had to change the way we work.

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The Two Josiah Spodes

The Two Josiah Spodes

Josiah Spode I perfected two very important products in the development of English ceramics: underglaze printing on earthenware; and fine bone china - a very practical and beautiful porcelain. His success owed much to the marketing genius that was his son, Josiah Spode II. 

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Ceramics: a glossary

Ceramics: a glossary

The science behind ceramics is not for the faint-hearted. In fact, we dare you to open up the Wikipedia page and get through the first sentence without resorting to a dictionary.

Here we offer a brief glossary that explains why porcelain isn't pottery and bone china isn't 'real' porcelain. Confused yet? Read on. 

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