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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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Xavier China: the best bone china dinner plate sets, made in England

Xavier China: the best bone china dinner plate sets, made in England

Nothing makes food look more tempting than presentation on a beautiful plate. Even a boiled egg and toast can look sophisticated on an elegant bone china plate. When it comes to buying a set of dinner plates for yourself, there are four key things to consider: price, occasion, numbers and material.

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Exquisite Flowers and Beautiful Bone China Set the Scene

Exquisite Flowers and Beautiful Bone China Set the Scene

A beautifully set table is the perfect canvass for a delicious dinner. When combined with a stunning bone china dinner set, your guests will know they are in for a treat. Fine bone china plates and fresh flowers are the two essential ingredients for a beautifully laid table, and the starting point for any host or hostess.

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New Home for Fine Bone China

New Home for Fine Bone China
Xavier is the romanization of the Basque place-name meaning 'castle', 'new house' or 'new home'. And Xavier China is the new home of English fine bone china. Continue reading