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Dudson cups and saucers in a hotel in Hong Kong
Dudson's marks

Dudson is a British company that manufactured tableware, glassware and porcelain. It is one of the oldest brands of its industry in England, founded in 1800. It was also one of the first pottery companies to identify a need to serve specifically the hospitality market, and began to serve exclusively this segment soon after its launch. In 1891 it even developed a stronger type of vitrified china for the hospitality market and it's believed to be one of the first globally to do so.

Dudson went into administration on 4 April 2019. PwC cited "A deterioration in sales and increased costs" as a reason for the closure.[1]

The local pottery company Churchill China bought the rights to the brand and two of its most popular ranges, "Harvest" and "Evo" in April 2019 and began manufacturing immediately in its own factory. On 6 June 2019 Churchill relaunched the Dudson brand with the "Harvest" and "Evo" collections already in stock.

Ian Dudson of the Dudson family has served as the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire since 2012. [2]


  1. ^ "Dudson: More than 300 jobs go at Stoke-on-Trent pottery firm". BBC. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/yourcouncil/civicoffices/lieutenancy/lieutenancy.aspx Archived 21 March 2017 at the Wayback Machine

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