In December 2020 we opened our Hopfrog craft beer cafe bar and gift shop at Hornsea Freeport, on the original site of the world famous Hornsea Pottery. To celebrate and honour the heritage of their great designs we launched a range of craft glasses with the iconic Heirloom and Saffron patterns and also the John Clappison cat.
The response to the glasses was incredible and we have since launched further Hornsea products and collaborations and have become UK licensing agents for the design owners - Hornsea Potteries Intellectual Properties USA LLC.
Contact us if you wish to use any of the designs for your products.
Hopfrog recently moved to new much bigger and better venue on the same site at Hornsea Freeport with a wider range of exciting Hornsea Pottery products old and new. The venue also incorporates the newly formed Hornsea Spirit Co. and the Heirloom, Saffon and Fleur gins.
Hornsea Potteries was founded in 1949 by brothers Colin and Desmond Rawson. Driven by a wide array of design influences the pottery quickly grew from being a purveyor of seaside tourist trinkets to the largest studio pottery in the world, employing over 700 people. Hornsea’s rapid growth was generated by widespread popularity and inspirational design. Located away from the traditional ceramics heartland in Staffordshire, Hornsea developed unique and groundbreaking techniques and designs many of which were influenced by the Rawson’s textile backgrounds.
Hornsea is a great British design story involving some of the giants of British pattern and ceramic design. Today, Hornsea remains a much loved and influential brand, with a timeless appeal.
Hopfrog is the UK licensing partner of Hornsea Potteries Intellectual properties USA LLC, working together with new brand partners. If you are interested in collaborating with Hornsea Pottery Design, or would like to work with any of the designs, or just want to find out more please contact us - we would love to hear from you.