For the first time, Burleigh will be exhibiting its pottery at the Ideal Home Show, which takes place at Olympia in London from March 20 to April 6.
To try Burleigh in an elegant setting, visitors to the event don’t have to walk far because afternoon tea will be served on Burleigh products in the Grand Hall Tea Room, next door to the Burleigh stand.
Burleigh managing director Sebastian Lazell said: “This is the perfect high profile opportunity to bring the Burleigh brand to the attention of many consumers attending the show over its 18 days.
“Apart from being seen on TV cookery programmes such as ‘Mary Berry Cooks’ and ‘Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds’ and in some of London’s most prestigious restaurants, this will be the biggest consumer audience to interact with Burleigh for many years. This can only be good for demand for Burleigh’s products and positive news for employees of the rejuvenated pottery.”
On the Burleigh stand will be the new Coronation Meadows collection, produced in collaboration with Highgrove. Inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales’s Coronation Meadows project, which aims to establish wildflower meadows across the UK.
Burleigh’s hand-crafted tableware has been made in England since 1851 and is the last commercial pottery producing its wares using traditional tissue-printing techniques. Middleport Pottery, the home of Burleigh, has been restored by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and is now both a working pottery, which exports its wares all over the world, and a place to visit.
Stephen Moore of the BBC’s ‘Antique Roadshow’ will be visiting the Burleigh stand at 11.30 am on Friday March 20 to view Burleigh’s new ‘Coronation Meadows’ range.