Ceramic City - Wades Ceramics

Spode -China Hall

WADES was founded in 1810, and is famous for its widely collected Whimsy animal figurines and for the Gluggle jug (produced since the 1870s) which makes a gurgling sound when poured.

Wades’ core activity offers a bespoke service producing fully vitrified porcelain – lead-free, food-safe packaging - for the food and drink industry. It has the ability to produce incredible, elaborate shapes using pressure-moulded techniques Investment in a state-of-the-art factory incorporating robot technology and manufacturing IT systems, has driven sales growth and increased employee numbers. This is an example of a ceramics company developing new markets and offering highly-qualified new jobs.