1882 Ltd. is a design-led ceramics brand produced in Stoke-on-Trent, England formed by fourth and fifth generations of the Johnson Brothers family. At the core of 1882 Ltd. is progressive design and industrial craftsmanship. They produce a combination of essential objects and special pieces that highlight the centuries of industrial heritage craft skills and knowledge that reside in the heart of the British ceramics industry, Stoke-on-Trent. Their ceramics are to be used, loved and desired and to bring enjoyment be it in dining and decorative objects to lighting and art pieces. Each collection has a different spirit but they always stay true to their core beliefs. There is incredible human skill in everything they do and they focus on the process as well as the design. There are no less than 10 processes to make a mug, all of which require great human skill. While they are keen to show the processes behind how something is made they value the importance of good design and superlative quality that will last the test of time. They are prepared to test the bounds of the material. They make what they love.
Designers: AMY J HUGHES, BETHAN GRAY, BRUCE MCLEAN, DEBORAH M ALLEN, FAYE TOOGOOD, FORT STANDARD, KIM THOMÉ, MARTINO GAMPER & FRIENDS, MARTYN THOMPSON, MAX LAMB, NIGEL HALL, PETER PILOTTO