Dating bridgewater pottery
Emma Bridgewater - who called the royal visit "a golden day" for her and the staff - said the Duchess had a big hand in the eventual design of one of the mugs in particular, featuring a ladybird motif. Wearing a patterned Seraphine maternity dress, blue coat and matching heels, the Duchess chatted with production staff before meeting families from Stoke-based Donna Louise Children's Hospice for a painting session.
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She set up her firm in 1985 and its distinctive mugs, plates and jars are now in kitchens throughout the country.
However, after she developed rheumatoid arthritis, her husband left his bespoke furniture business to step in and lend a hand.
She has previously said chronic fatigue also contributed to her health woes, adding: ‘I cracked and just couldn’t go on.’Speaking about her mother’s tragedy and the effect on the family, she said: ‘I think that “missing you” thing is big in my subconscious and it very much was after her accident because she should have died but she didn’t.
On her feelings at losing her mother, she added: ‘We’d never not had a good bond. You feel guilty not because they’ve died and you feel relieved but because they’ve died and you didn’t do all the things you wanted to do.
In the past Miss Bridgewater has spoken candidly of how she wished her mother had not survived the accident, and told of the ‘torture’ of seeing her kept alive in intensive care, over Christmas and New Year after her fall.
Those memories still haunt her throughout the festive season each year.