Cornwall Living 2018

A personal touch

Beautiful, bespoke fine bone china from Chown of Cornwall, Hayle.

For over 40 years, Chown of Cornwall has been producing beautiful fine bone china. Established in Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire – the true birthplace of British pottery, the family business made the move to our shores in 1987, setting up its workshop in Hayle.

Chown produces personalised, bespoke mugs, tableware and gifts for artists, designers, businesses, charities, churches and others, exporting its stunning wares all over the world, even as far as Australia. So whether you’re searching for a set of unique, quality tableware with heritage to complete your home, or even a simple gift, then look no further. You’ll be in good company – Chown has produced tableware for many high profile clients including a number of royal families; in fact, its china has been used on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

90% of Chown’s work is hand-printed at the workshops in Hayle, while all its china is hand-decorated by highly-skilled lithographers. Managing Director Stewart Chown has over 35 years’ experience in ceramic colour and silkscreen printing, and is one of the few remaining ceramic screen printers working in the UK. He’s particularly adept working with gold and platinum – the perfect finish for your best set of china, brought out to impress on those special occasions.

Are you one saucer short of a full set? Fear not! Chown provides a fantastic matching service, replacing individual pieces of existing dinner services – ideal for recreating those unique, rare pieces that are impossible to track down. But the team can also design and produce complete new sets entirely from scratch to your brief. “We liaise with our clients from start to finish to get their designs onto the china”, explains Stewart, “be it a one-off piece or a full banqueting set and anything in between.” Chown provides a silkscreen ceramic printing service for ceramicists and potters too.

To discover more, take a look at the huge range of items online or, even better, pop into the brand new shop at the workshop in Hayle and see for yourself, opening at the end of October.


Hope Farm, Gwithian Road, Connor Downs,
Hayle TR27 5EA

01209 713361


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