Character Jugs
Character Jugs

The Character Jug Co

​"The home of beautiful english china and earthenware. Here at Character Jugs we are proud and passionate about our work." 

Welcome to a unique business based in rural Shropshire.

We pride ourselves on supplying both customers and retailers, in England and internationally.

Find out more

New year, New designs

Spring Birds


A stunning spring bird range full of regular garden visitors. Can be applied to any china piece you wish.

Stylish Monochrome


According to interior trends for 2019, monochrome is a big hit this year. Our monochrome zebras look perfect in any home, the black pattern revealing the beauty of our white English bone china.

Retro Patterns


Due to high demand, we have produced more of our popular retro designs in a universal mug which suits all uses.

About Us

Created by hand

We not only decorate our pieces by hand, we also guild in gold and all precious metals, including silver and platinum, all to a very high standard.

If you view our photo gallery, you will see the guilding and banding being applied to our jugs. 

We take pride in the fact that no machines are used. Our techniques are traditional, requiring patience and skill!

A medieval location in rural Shropshire

Our showroom and workshop is based in a pituresque medieval village in rural Shropshire. 

This stunning location affords us plenty of inspiration for our ranges, whilst allowing close proximity to our fine china sources in Stoke-on-Trent. 

Why not drive out and see us! 

Make it a day trip!

The village offers a charming pub/restaurant, a unique rocking horse shop, along with a beautiful flower shop- all looking to make your visit to this village both interesting and memorable.

In addition, the village boasts an incredibly beautiful sandstone church, dating  all the way back to the elleventh century.

Step back in time for a one-off shopping experience, or even just for a bit of inspiration!

We look forward to seeing you!

Order yourself something today!

If you require any products or wish to find out more about what we do, contact us by email or by phone.

As we are an independant business, if we don't stock what you want, we will work to supply your order as soon as we can.

Due to our on-site kiln, we are able to fire products and dispatch them next day.

We'll send you all the information you need and keep you updated along the way.

Why not pop in and see our extensive range of designs.

From flowers, to animals, to spots and dots. 

Our nursery range is also quite adorable!

We undertake comissions- just let us know what particular design you prefer.

We'll personalise your items to make them all the more special.

For large orders, or orders over the value of £100, we offer free delivery.

Contact Us

Anytime, just take a look

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

You'll see our skilled artists crafting the chinawear we sell.

EMAIL US anytime:

The Character Jug Co

3 Church Street Hodnet. Shropshire TF9 3NL

01630 685543


Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 5pm

Saturday: 9:00 - 5pm

Sunday: 8:30 - 5pm