Portmeirion dinnerware is designed for every day use for modern living. All Portmeirion dinnerware items are dishwasher and microwave safe and can go from the oven to the table with ease.
The Pormeirion Company was established by Susan Williams-Ellis and Evan Cooper-Willis in 1960. Ms. Williams-Ellis purchased a small pottery decorating company in Stoke-on-Trent called A.E.Gray Ltd. that she had worked with for several years. In 1961, the couple purchased a small pottery manufacturing company called Kirkham's Ltd. This allowed Susan to begin designing the shape of the pottery instead of only decorating the already made pottery.
In the 1970's Ms. Williams-Ellis discovered a nineteenth century publication of antique botanical illustrations. These were adapted into the Portmeirion Botanic Garden Collection. This collection grew to become one of the world's top selling tableware lines. After 30 years the Portmeirion Botanic Garden collection still accounts for over one-half of the company's production. The Portmeirion design department continues to create new and innovative product ranges under the watchful eye of Susan Williams-Ellis.