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.

Paris shop Bonton customised Unite & Type mugs

Tuesday 1st July 2014

Bonton commissioned these customised typographic mugs for their concept store in Paris.

Founded by Irčne Cohen (a member of the retailing family behind Bonpoint and Merci), Bonton is a mini empire of chic with children's clothing, furniture, beauty salon, bookshop and cafe.

Why not come up with your own mugs? Visit our sister site Unite & Type and have a go at making up your own or we can lend a hand you if you're feeling stuck. There are 25 typefaces to play with online!

Wild West 10 film about Golborne Road

Wednesday 4th June 2014

Founder of big tomato company, Gloria Daniel, was recently asked to take part in the short film Wild West 10 - Golborne Stories of Struggle and Resistance made by Year 5 children from local school Bevington Primary.

Funded by The Heritage Lottery and the Love Golborne Ward Funds with educational charity Digital-Works the children interviewed locals to discover stories of the people who have experienced the many changes in the area over the years.

To thank the children and commemorate their involvement in making the movie, we rewarded all 21 of them with their very own WildWest 10 mug.

Watch the movie online here!

Mugs commissioned by the Type Archive

Monday 12th May 2014

We were thrilled to be asked by the Type Archive to produce their mugs as part of the Century : 100 Years of Type in Design Exhibition in New York.

The exhibition featured a host of rare works and unique artifacts from leading design organizations including Monotype, AIGA, Pentagram, Mohawk Paper, the Type Directors Club, Condé Nast, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, the Type Archive, the Herb Lubalin Study Center at Cooper Union, Alan Kitching and the Museum of Printing.

If you're lucky enough to be in New York the exhibition is showing until the end of July.

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