Spode is a classic name in British design with more than 250 years of history behind it. Founded in 1770 by Josiah Spode, the Blue Italian line is a cobalt blue ceramic staple that was mastered in the early 1800s. Today, Spode remains the authority on contemporary British design, and the company’s Blue Italian designs are still crafted just 500 metres from where Josiah Spode first designed them two centuries ago.

While the production methods have been modernized, the Spode name speaks of generations of innovation and superior craftsmanship. That legacy remains as Spode continues to lead in its tradition of ceramic mastery and distinguished British design.