A region in Britain is often what is meant by the term “Staffordshire Pottery” since there isn’t one single company called Staffordshire pottery. The term refers to 6 towns, Burslem, Stoke, Hanley, Fenton, Langton and Tunstall which can be referred to at the Staffordshire Potteries. Those towns make up an area called Stoke-on- Trent, which is in Staffordshire England. For westerners, this can often be confusing as many people mistakenly think there is a brand called Staffordshire Pottery.
In the 17th century, this region was well known for ceramic production. The area was rich in clay, lead, coal and salt, which were all needed to make ceramic. Several hundred companies occupied this area and made pottery in the 17th and 18th century and some of the biggest names in the pottery business like Moorcroft, Aynsley, Doulton and Wedgewood are all from the Staffordshire pottery area.