The production of Royal Worcester tableware and porcelain has a long legacy of being made in England. The first factory was set up by John Wall and William Davis in 1751 at Warmstry House, Worcester, along the banks of the River Severn. In the late 1700s, the pottery made here secured a Royal Warrant and became known for producing high quality wares.
Many artists and designers worked for the factory during this time, creating plates and other tableware that would become highly sought after by future Royal Worcester collectors. Particularly well-known is the Evesham Gold autumnal fruit design which dates back to 1961.
In the 1970s, the production of Royal Worcester was transferred to a factory in stoke. Following its purchase by Portmeirion, production was taken into the new owners’ facilities in Stoke-on-trent, with some also being transferred to factories outside of England.
Royal Worcester was bought by fellow classic pottery brand, Portmeirion in 2009. This has helped Royal Worcester porcelain continue its legacy as one of the oldest remaining English pottery brands to this day.
Much of today’s modern Royal Worcester range is dishwasher safe as well as being suitable for use in the microwave, oven and freezer. However, you should always check each individual item for the care instructions before using and washing them.
It is important that you do not soak your Royal Worcester ceramics to remove food, as this can cause fine cracks to appear, which is known as ‘crazing’. It should be cleaned as soon as possible after use with non-abrasive cleaning products. Residue should be removed with a damp and soft cloth before placing in the dishwasher.