An iconic British design, Cornishware has been supporting Britain’s cooks, bakers and tea makers for nearly 100 years.
T.G. Green was founded by Thomas Goodwin Green back in 1864. Rumor has it that he bought up an existing pottery factory while he was on his honeymoon with his new wife, Mary Tenniel. (She was actually the sister Sir John Tenniel, illustrator of Punch and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland!)
One of the company’s most popular lines was always Cornishware, which was first produced in 1924. It was created using a nifty lathe-turning technique that scraped blue slip away from its beautiful ceramics to reveal white bands of clay beneath. Those stripes reminded an employee of the blue skies and white-crested waves of Cornwall – which is how Cornishware got its name.