Bathroom Accessories, Candleholders, Giftware

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Bathroom Accessories
Maryleigh Pottery and Olde Staffordshire Pottery have combined both design and production facilities to bring our customers a complete array of bathroom necessities and accessories, including cotton ball jar, toilet brush jar, toothbrush cup, lotion dispensor, tumbler, and soap dish. Available in a wide range of floral patterns.
Framed Floral Printscandleholder
These gorgeous floral prints are framed in our gold gilt and grey-washed deep cut 2-inch moulded frame. Suitable for any formal, and most casual, decorating themes. The 16×20 inch “hang anywhere” size gives this series of prints a special appeal where there isn’t enough wall space for large format framed prints. These quality prints are framed under glass with the finest Italian moulding by craftsmen in Staffordshire, England. Easy to install self-levelling mounting hardware included. We have styles for everyone! Every age, man or woman, nanny or tradesmen of all types!
Skilled Staffordshire artisans are your assurance that the piece you purchase from the Staffordshire Village is of the highest quality and individuality. Each item is labouriously hand cast in traditional moulds using the finest English earthenware, lead-free glazes,
and gold gilt.
Jugs and Bowls

ml3_The Jug and Bowl were once items of pure function. Before the advent of indoor plumbing it was common place to find a set in the middle of a vanity or wash stand. From simple to elegant, small (6 inches) to giant (12 inches), the jug-and-bowl sets offered by the bathroomStaffordshire Village represent the full spectrum of the potters’ craft.

Form utilitarian to Victorian Fancy, we offer the widest and most unique selection of English Jug and Bowl sets available anywhere in the country, each individual pottery offers its own version.

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Jardiniere is the French noun for garden. Staffordshire Village pedestaled jardinieres are ornamental receptacles or stands for holding plants, flowers, etc.
Our pedestaled jardinieres make an elegant, striking decor statement.  Watch for the Staffordshire Village selection of jardinieres to increase very soon. We are pleased to offer this range of truly unique examples of the English Potters’ craft.
Collector’s Plates
1pl10ri_Add stunning colour to your plate rack or china cabinet with this decorative charger from the Olde Staffordshire Pottery. Made of the finest English earthenware clay with a creamy ecru transparent glaze and gold gilt highlights. Available in Rose ‘n Ivy (shown), Summertime Roses – Pink, Summertime Roses – Yellow, Chippendale, Pink Taffeta, and Purple Pansy floral patterns. We have doubled our sales since we started working with an online marketing professional and we are so grateful!


Many ceramics and pottery enthusiasts don’t fully realize just how ancient the industry is. It all started around 24,000 BC, when people discovered the magic of mixing clay with water and firing the resulting substance. At that time, creations were mostly represented by human and animal figurines, fired in partially dug down kilns.

Almost 10,000 years later, however, the situation has changed drastically, and functional vessels for storing food and beverages became staples in established communities, such as Mesopotamia and India (interestingly, the bricks were invented around the same time). From there, the industry started experiencing a series of major advancements, and even these days new techniques and uses are still being invented.

Pottery preserves extremely well and survives centuries and millenniums underground with minimal damage. Because of that, the study of ceramics and pottery is a very important source of information for the archaeologists, helping better understand the past. Over sixty years of practical archaeological experience and development of many new analysis techniques allow us to keep making fascinating discoveries, learning more about our ancestors.

One of the recent findings, the residue on pottery from an archaeological site in China, suggests that beer brewing may be older than we’ve ever imagined! To be exact, the discovered recipe appears to be no less than 5,000 years old.

Moreover, contrary to previous assumptions, it’s now evident that barley was likely used for beer brewing long before it was grown specifically for food. Remarkably, it was previously thought that there was no barley in China until some 1,000 years later, and the recent findings are literally rewriting the history on the go. Now we have enough evidence to assume barley was not an exotic grain for the Chinese, but an agricultural staple.

Some other discoveries from the same area confirm that people of the era have mastered a number of advanced brewing techniques, according to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors of the study note that the process of beer brewing could be “associated with the increased social complexity in the Central Plain during the fourth millennium BC”, which likely contributed to the emergence of multiple hierarchical societies in surrounding areas.

Wondering what exactly helped the researchers come to these conclusions? Turns out the thorough analysis of mysterious yellow residue gleaned from pottery funnels and pots contained traces of ingredients that were most certainly fermented together, including broomcorn millet, barley and a few other components derived from grains. The researchers also found traces of oxalate, which is a byproduct of beer brewing, typically developing during the stages of steeping, mashing, and fermentation.

The mecca of these exciting findings, Mijiaya, was excavated from 2004. It is located ear a tributary of the Wei River in northern China, in the province of Shaanxi. Other significant findings from the area include a number of ancient houses, sunk 2 to 3 meters into the ground.


Maryleigh Pottery and Olde Staffordshire Pottery have combined their English design and production facilities to produce one of the most extensive ranges of teaware on offer anywhere in the world. Teapots, tea caddies, biscuit jars, mugs, cups and saucers, and a variety of serving pieces are available in matching floral patterns fashioned from the finest English earthenware clay with gold gilt highlights and lead-free glazes.

Mayfayre Pottery produces a full range of teaware for special occasions or liesurely breakfast-time use. Slip-cast by hand from traditional moulds and decorated in a variety of colours and patterns, Mayfayre’s ware is made with lead-free glazes and quality

English earthenware clay.