1882 Ltd. was formed in 2011 by fifth generation Emily Johnson and her father, Christopher, who has worked in the industry since 1958. 1882 Ltd.’s mission is to champion inventively designed ceramic products from lighting to domestic ware to works of art whilst employing the manufacturing heritage of Stoke-on-Trent and promoting the British ceramic industry. Known for working with with exceptionally talented designers, 1882 Ltd. have also designed collections themselves with possibile through their expertise and understanding of the industry.
Martin Hunt and David Queensberry are specialists in the design of ceramics, tableware and household products; and are amongst the most experienced designers in Europe in this field. They have a thorough understanding of modern methods of production and ceramic technology.
Queensberry Hunt have won a number of design awards including the prestigious 50th Premio, from the Ceramic Museum in Faenza. Their work is in the collections of many museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, home to the world’s greatest collection of decorative art.
Martin Hunt is a Royal Designer for Industry. He has been a visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art, London, and DeMontfort University, Leicester. Past Master of the Royal Designers Faculty and Senior Fellow of the RCA.
David Queensberry was Professor of Ceramics at the Royal College of Art, London. He is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a Doctor of the University of Staffordshire.