3. Why did you decide to launch a collection of beeswax wraps?
I love and use the Beeswax Wraps and have done since the early days of this simple and clever concept. Even at the very start of the business, my designs always went beyond pottery. It has been very rewarding to adapt our classic pottery patterns for other household items. I am so thrilled to be working with Beeswax Wraps, as I feel passionate about reducing waste and doing our part to help the environment.
4. What’s your must-have Emma Bridgewater item?
A ½ pint mug, our most popular item – we sell nearly 900,000 ½ pint mugs a year. I drink coffee in the morning and have numerous mugs of tea throughout the day. I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite design as it changes constantly but currently, I love our sponged bee design which has been immensely popular. I am very pleased that spongeware and lettering (the original design concepts) remain a huge part of the collection and are synonymous with the brand today.
5. If you weren’t creating beautifully handcrafted pottery and homewares, what else would you be doing?
I have always had fantasies about being an apprentice in a Parisian bakery, wouldn’t that be exciting?! I love keeping a journal and have already written two design-led books, so maybe one day I will expand and write some fiction.
To find out more about Emma Bridgewater and explore their products, visit www.emmabridgewater.co.uk
Explore our Toast & Marmalade Beeswax Wraps and our Bees & Buttercups Beeswax Wraps.