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Denby featured on BBC’s Inside the Factory with Gregg Wallace

Denby has been chosen to represent the ceramics industry after TV programme Inside the Factory called to create an episode featuring the process of making a mug.

Greg Wallace Denby Brands As an item found in every home, we witness a mug (in this case Denby's best-selling Halo mug) transforming from raw clay all the way through to finished product.

Given each piece of Denby passes through over 20 pairs of hands at its 200-year-old Derbyshire pottery, using handcrafting skills passed down through generations, Gregg Wallace has lots to do to create his mug, guided by Operations Director, Dean Barlow.

With his renowned enthusiasm, Gregg seemed to find the process fascinating and during the episode all goes well until he gets to the Glazing Department, where he struggles to replicate the skill of the Denby team!

Known worldwide for its durability, beauty and versatility, Denby is distinctive in the ceramic industry in using local Derbyshire clay to create its pottery and developing its own glaze recipes to create the stunning glaze effects on its products, in particular the Halo glaze featured in the programme.

Watch the full story on Wednesday, 2nd February on BBC2 at 9pm, repeated on Thursday, 3rd February on BBC2 at 11.15 pm and available on iPlayer.


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