Burleigh Tissue Transfer Demonstration at Fortnum & Mason
Burleigh tissue decorators demonstrate their unique skill in decorating a new Fortnum & Mason range. This traditional process takes years to master and is one of many skills that moved HRH The Prince of Wales to save Burleigh’s historic home, Middleport Pottery.
Established in Stoke-on-Trent in 1851, Burleigh has been practicing its craft in the same town for over 165 years. It is the only pottery in the world to decorate using tissue transfer printing from hand-engraved copper rollers and plates. Burleigh is world-famous for its patterned ceramics, which are handmade using traditional craft techniques.