Rockingham is inspirited by the famous English porcelain factory of international repute. The Rockingham Pottery was a 19th-century manufacturer of porcelain and earthenware products such as tea and coffee services, dinner and dessert services, writing sets, ink pots, scent jars, cups and many others. And not to underestimate the significance – the glaze on famous “Brown Betty” teapots is known as “Rockingham glaze”.
Launched in 2001, the Rockingham brand includes variety of fully vitrified, durable, high-fired commercial grade stoneware as well as cutlery, glass, kitchenware, mugs and holloware items. It was designed in Wellington by Andrew Hawley – a family owned long-running business established in New Zealand in 1947, after Andrew returned from war service. The family connections with the tableware industry date back to the 1720’s in Yorkshire, England.
Rockingham Coffeeware is Italian inspired collection of vitrified porcelain available in a range of colours and shapes.