the big tomato company range of ceramics and english creamware. our kitchenware and tableware collections include plates, bowls, mugs, storage jars, jugs, teapots and pet bowls.

About us & News

Big Tomato Company and Unite & Type were founded by Gloria Daniel.

Since 2003, Big Tomato Company have manufactured award winning, modern English creamware in the heart of the Staffordshire Potteries selling to over 400 leading design and lifestyle stores worldwide.

Based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, we produce four collections a year, working with fine, ivory bone china and earthenware.

In 2012 we opened the Unite & Type shop & showroom in London's World famous Portobello Road where we a offer a bespoke, typographic ceramics service.

We are proud to have been awarded The Good Web Guide Best Retail Website of 2013 for Unite & Type.

Local politics

Monday 4th August 2014

We met local Golborne Road hero and political activist Eddie Adams. As part of his work with the AGS (Alliance for Green Socialism) he asked us to create a mug to present to whistleblowers for their bravery and efforts for democracy.

We donated 36 whistleblower mugs "to honour, defend and congratulate" whistleblowers in our society. Who can argue with that?

We look forward to the roll call of heroes who will receive one.

Mark Hearld at Tate Britain

Friday 25th July 2014

We were honoured to be asked to produce Mark Hearld's beautiful illustrations as a ceramic collection for Tate Britain's first ever Folk Art exhibition showing until 31 August.

All items are limited edition and available at the Tate Britain gift shop.

Boden photo shoot at our Portobello Road studio!

Thursday 10th July 2014

The Boden team held a photo shoot for their new catalogue at our 341 Portobello Road shop.

Here's a sneak preview of one of their jumpers...great colours!

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