Ceramic designs from Brunswick Ceramic Services Ltd
Brunswick Ceramic Services Ltd is a well established family run business with a wealth of experience within the ceramic industry.
The company was founded by the late Fred Hackney who had spent many years in the pottery industry working alongside Mrs Susan Cooper Williams Ellis at Portmerion Pottery and teaching BA and MA students at the North Staffordshire Polytechnic. For 17 years, before starting Brunswick Ceramic Services Ltd which was first established in Stoke-on-Trent the home of ceramics in 1973 and have developed a fine reputation throughout the world for excellent service and high quality work.
The company continues today with Fred's son Neil Hackney who has over 35 years of experience and with his son David they continue the family business.
The company specialises in all aspects of Ceramic Design, Modelling, Blocking, Casing and Mould Production.
Example of the skill of the modeller in plaster
The type of product produced is down to the individual customer, ranging from tableware such as Teapots, Jugs, Bowls, Plates, Cups and Saucers to Heating Elements, Finials for the rooftops, Ceramic tiles or even a scale model of the F.A Cup, the personnel have the skills and experience to meet your needs.
There are different stages in the mouldmaking process.
Modelling of different shapes and sizes to intricate work like embossment on holloware (i.e,teapots and cups), flatware (i.e,plates and saucers) and figurines. Using either clay or plaster mediums to model in.
Blocking is the process of producing the first mould this can be a simple one part mould such as a cup for a jolley machine or a multi-part mould for a figurine or teapot.
Casing is the next step. The block can be cased in either a hard plaster or a silicone rubber, again this maybe a simple one part case or a complicated multi-part case.
Moulds From the case we can now produce the required amount of working moulds which are then dried in our industrial dryer ready for use.
Die manufacture for Hydraulic pressing in clay.
We have strong links with various engineering companies that serve the pottery industry producing machines, tools and metal backparts and rings.
All our customers are important, whether they are a student starting up, hobbyist or a small studio potter to the large pottery manufacturer. We pride ourselves on our service to the customer.
If you have any enquires about any of our ceramic services please contact us.