Established in 1775 in the heart of Stoke on Trent, Aynsley has delighted the world with its fine bone china tableware ornately decorated with raised and acid etched gold designs. It has regularly supplied tableware to the royal households over the last century. In more recent years it has introduced a stunning collection of casual patterns that work equally well in the kitchen as in the dining room.
All Aynsley Patterns
Set up by John Aynsley, he turned his passion for ceramics into a business, and due to this energy and determination it was soon flourishing. However, it was his grandson John Aynsley II who took the company to new heights, by changing the company focus from earthenware to bone china, creating an exceptionally white, strong and translucent body. With the rapid growth in demand for this new product, a new factory was built called Portland Works and the factory remains on this site to this day. A reputation was established for highly decorative wares that appealed to Victorian tastes. Queen Victoria commissioned an ornate service and not long after Aynsley was allowed to use the royal family seal within its logo, affirming the standing of this great British brand.
John Aysnley II was a man of distinction, elected Major of Longton in 1886 and was instrumental in the improvement of the local area, with investment in parks and the community hospital.
Aynsley remains close to its heritage of beautifully handcrafted china at its Portland Works, as well as expanding the current portfolio to encompass giftware and china for everyday dining. It is now part of The Belleek Group, which includes Belleek China, Galway Crystal and Donegal China.