Churchill have released an exciting and hotly anticipated new crockery range: Churchill Studio Prints Raku.
Churchill Studio Prints Raku is a unique, alluring collection of plates and bowls. Featuring a distinctive topaz blue colourway and handsome silhouettes, this range has a charming tabletop presence that suits casual and formal dining alike.
‘Raku’ refers to Japanese earthenware that has thick walls and dark glazes but also translates to mean comfort or pleasure. Churchill have modernised the raku crockery style with this refreshing collection that provides an inspiring palette for creative food presentation.
Taking inspiration from a traditional glazing process in which a design is printed underneath the glaze to develop a protective layer over the decoration, Raku has a lightly dappled texture. Emulating an artisan glaze finish, this collection combines impressive aesthetics with outstanding durability.
Churchill Studio Prints Raku is also strong and practical. This crockery is dishwasher and microwave safe and features super vitrified bodies.
Churchill’s super vitrified bodies are among the strongest in the world and ensure long lasting performance. These items have been especially designed to meet the demands of a fast paced professional environment and offer metal mark and thermal shock resistance.
Furthermore, Churchill’s super vitrified products meet the quality standard of the British Standards Institute, BS 4034, and are manufactured under the world-renowned ISO 9001 quality management system.
Crockery in this collection is built to withstand 5000 dishwasher cycles and features fully glazed bodies and glazed feet to prevent scratching when stacked. Churchill’s ecoglaze is a high performance glaze that enhances product performance and extends its service life.
Churchill are a leading manufacturer of high quality ceramic tableware with a long, illustrious history in the catering and hospitality industry. Churchill continue to make crockery in Stoke-on-Trent and have deep-rooted origins in the Potteries that reach back to 1795.
Rustic crockery is an increasingly popular crockery style in restaurants, pubs and other dining establishments. The Stephensons rustic crockery collection is unrivalled in variety and quality with options to suit every taste and budget.
- Rustic crockery for catering and hospitality use
- Exciting rustic crockery collections for superb food presentation
- Includes Churchill Stonecast, Porcelite Seasons, Dudson Harvest, Dudson Evolution, Utopia Earthh and Steelite Craft
- From Stephensons catering equipment suppliers
The fabulous ranges in this exciting rustic crockery collection include Churchill Stonecast, Porcelite Seasons, Dudson Harvest, Dudson Evolution, Utopia Earth and Steelite Craft.
Originally consisting of 4 colours (duck egg blue, barley white, spiced orange and peppercorn grey), 2 fabulous new colourways have been introduced to the Churchill Stonecast range. Churchill Stonecast Cornflower Blue is a breathtaking and unique colourway, sure to bring style and an alluring charm to the table. Churchill Stonecast Mustard Seed Yellow is equally as charming and offers a vivacious alternative for vibrant food presentation.
Another superb rustic crockery range is Seasons by Porcelite. This splendid collection offers outstanding performance, a stunning rustic colour palette and handsome silhouettes. Colours in the Porcelite Seasons range include coral, stone grey, wheat cream, magma red, graphite grey, oatmeal white and the striking sea spray blue. These colours are inspired by the changing seasons and create the perfect platform for outstanding food presentation. Each piece in this Porcelite rustic crockery range has been hand decorated for an authentic style.
Dudson Harvest crockery is the epitome of rustic charisma. This alluring range combines style and practicality to meet the demands of the catering and hospitality industry. Every piece in this collection has been especially designed to exaggerate purposeful imperfections whilst the hand sponged rims create unique characteristics. In the spirit of harvest, Dudson Harvest features embossments of barley and wheat which embrace rural style on the tabletop.
Dudson Evolution boasts a handmade effect while adding a contemporary twist. Each Dudson Evolution piece is unique with a variance in colour and glaze. Dudson Evolution features a unique ceramic body developed with the prime objective of reducing the carbon footprint created during the manufacturing process. Produced using a 100% lead-free ThermECO glaze and requiring only one firing process, this exciting range of tableware has a significantly reduced impact upon the environment. Manufacturing ceramic products has traditionally been costly to the environment, with firing and glazing in particular requiring high energy use. Dudson Evolution is just as strong and durable as other Dudson ceramic products.
Utopia Earth is a delightful collection of rustic plates, bowls and mugs. This handsome rustic crockery range brings an attractive, characterful quality to the tabletop. Utopia Earth is a delightful fusion of style and resilience and is sturdy enough to withstand a rigorous commercial environment. Distinctive shaping of plates and bowls in this range distinguish Utopia Earth as a unique and handsome rustic crockery choice. Utopia Earth is available in 4 colours: thistle grey, linen beige, mocha crown and cinnamon red.
Steelite Craft is a thrilling mixture of style and practicality. Undoubtedly alluring, Steelite Craft is also sturdy and resilient for use in the catering and hospitality industry. The rustic Steelite Craft range embodies the beauty of rich glazes which have been lovingly applied by hand. The individual finishes are a result of the gem like glaze which is coupled perfectly with the naturally occurring effects achieved in the kiln. This unique crockery collection is available in a variety of colours including blue, green, brown, terracotta, grey and white. These natural colours compliment the simple rural designs of the plates, bowls, cups, and cookware found throughout the Steelite Craft collection.
- Churchill Blue Willow china range
- Embroiled in history having originally been made in 1820
- Inspired by a romantic Chinese fable which is illustrated in the Churchill Blue Willow oriental pattern
- Quintessentially British heritage collection
- From Stephensons catering equipment suppliers
Churchill Blue Willow is arguably the most distinctive china range ever produced. Originally made in 1820, this heritage china collection has been constantly manufactured for almost 200 years.
Embroiled in history, Churchill Blue Willow china is as popular now as it ever has been. This fantastic collection of china is perfect for afternoon tea and is well suited for superb food and drink presentation.
The elaborate pattern of Churchill Blue Willow stands out against the tabletop whilst the rich blue and white colourway is easily recognisable and guaranteed to impress guests.
Not only is Churchill Blue Willow stylish and distinctive, it is also well suited to meet the rigorous demands of the catering and hospitality industry.
Churchill Blue Willow products are microwave safe, dishwasher safe and have been made with super vitrified bodies to ensure maximum strength.
The pattern of Churchill Blue Willow takes inspiration from an ancient Chinese fable which is depicted across the range in the Blue Willow pattern.
The legend of Blue Willow:
Once in ancient China, there lived a rich Mandarin man whose beautiful daughter was betrothed to a wealthy old merchant. Her affections, however, lay elsewhere – on her father’s poor but handsome secretary. When their secret meetings were discovered the girl was imprisoned in her father’s pagoda. From there she concealed messages in coconut shells and floated them downstream to her lover.
The Mandarin man, sensing something was going on, hastened the wedding arrangements, but the secretary and daughter promptly eloped.
In a small boat, right in the middle of the sea, the Mandarin man caught them. In his parental wrath he decided to beat them to death when divine intervention caused them to turn into a pair of turtle doves.
The Mandarin man, his plans foiled, returned to his pagoda, whilst the turtle doves flew freely above.
This Chinese fable is depicted in the pattern of Churchill Blue Willow and offers a charming recount of this thrilling tale.
The Stephensons Churchill Blue Willow range includes plates, bowls, cups, saucers and teapots.
Throughout the month of August, Stephensons the catering equipment supplier has been running a Vintage Prints competition, asking users to submit a vintage-themed photo for their chance to win a Churchill Vintage Prints Tea set.
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the entries we received, and picking a winner was not an easy task! As a result of this, we felt it only fair to include a runner-up prize for another lucky entrant.
The runner up prize went to Katie Holderness for this photo she took in Paris. Katie is pictured standing in front of the Eiffel Tower with her favourite vintage scarf. The photo was in black and white which we felt gave a great, vintage feel. As a runner up, Katie will receive two pink vintage print cups and saucers.
The grand prize of the Churchill Vintage Prints tea set went to Rose Tabberer. Rose submitted this photo of her and her father on Brighton Beach in the 1960s. The heart-warming photo shows Rose as a young girl with her father knelt next to her on the sand. Everybody at Stephensons was in agreement that Rose’s photo was a wonderful vintage image and a worthy winner!
The response to the competition was overwhelming, and it’s likely we will be hosting more competitions in the future, so be sure to ‘like’ our Facebook page if you haven’t already for your chance to win some prizes in the future.
To see our gallery of the top 10 entries, click here.
New for this season and now available on our website, Churchill China has launched a new Retro Blue collection.
As an innovative catering equipment supplier we are always excited to bring you brand new ideas, fresh inspiration and the latest trends in the catering and hospitality industry.
We are currently seeing a big demand and growing trend to embrace the past with a revival of retro enamelware, popular for its classic design and fresh appearance.
With this in mind Churchill China has now introduced a new crockery range, embracing the essence of the clean and simple effect of enamel but rendering it upon to a super vitrified body.
What has transcribed is a beautiful new ceramic line with the ultimate marriage of retro and modern tableware.
Retro Blue has brought ceramic lines to life with a band of cobalt blue on soft coupe shapes.
Head of New Product Development at Churchill China, Vanessa Carter said: “Taking a trend such as the retro enamelware we have created a version which caters for back of house durability and food-safety issues as well as the clean modern shapes and bold blue freshness of the band.”
This new Churchill China collection delivers a fresh concept without compromising durability and functionality.
The super vitrified body is renowned for its superior strength and outstanding performance and what is more, many pieces in Retro Blue feature a Churchill Five Year Edge Chip Warranty.
For prices and further information please go to our Churchill Retro Blue page or contact our customer service team on 0161 483 6256.
Our sales representatives were this morning taking a look at the latest crockery ware from Churchill China, following Churchill’s What’s New Summer 2013 launch.
- Sales Reps at Stephensons take a look at the latest additions from Churchill China.
A Blue revival is set to sweep the catering and hospitality industry according to Wes Cookson, Sales Representative at Churchill China.
Following on from this latest trend, Churchill have launched a Retro Blue crockery collection as part of their What’s New For Summer 2013 launch.
The enamel-look white and blue ware is currently made-to-order on Churchill’s popular Evolve cookware and new Bubble shapes, making this range completely unique.
Wes Cookson said: “Retro Blue is a rimless rustic design with all of the benefits of the Churchill super vitrified body.
“This nostalgic ware is extremely fitting for rustic dining environments such as country pubs, for example.”
Head of New Product Development, Vanessa Carter said: “The new Retro Blue is perfect for summer dining highlighting fresh ingredients, street-side cafés and also the revival of traditional Great British dishes.
“Taking a trend such as the retro enamelware we have created a version which caters for back of house durability and food-safety issues as well as the clean modern shapes and bold blue freshness of the band.”
What’s New For Summer 2013 has seen a number of new collections and additions to existing Churchill ware.
Super vitrified Bubble and Retro Blue have been launched for the summer whilst Bamboo, Profile and Vintage Prints have all seen new additions to the existing collection.
For more information on the latest crockery collections and availability contact Stephensons catering equipment suppliers on 0161 483 6256.