Today is Staffordshire Day and this year there’s a new way to get involved – the Staffordshire Day Mugshot!
Enjoy Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council and the county’s other local authorities want people to share images of themselves on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook holding Staffordshire-made mugs, alongside the #StaffordshireDay hashtag.
The Staffordshire Day Mugshot could feature an iconic heritage pattern like the Burleigh Calico design, a modern day classic such as Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot, or show the ‘backstamp’ on the bottom of the mug, revealing where it was made.
The idea is to celebrate Staffordshire’s world-famous ceramic heritage and contribute to the buzz on social media.
The #StaffordshireDay hashtag has trended on Twitter for the past two years during Staffordshire Day, with more than 4000 tweets on the day in 2017, and organisers are hoping to better that total this year.
Stone artist Emma Joustra sent us these pictures of her own great range of locally made mugs.
The mugs are fine bone china designed for Dunoon Ceramics in Stone.
The larger mugs on the Argyll shape (Stone, Devon and Cornwall, Yorkshire) are £19.50 each, selected seconds are available from the Dunoon Factory Shop, 50 High St, Stone ST15 8AU – 01785 818300 @ £13.30 each, firsts can be ordered if required.
The smaller mugs on the Orkney shape (Sea to Shore Range, and Countryside Range) are £15.50 each, selected seconds available as above @ £10.90 each, again the factory shop can order firsts.
All mugs are also available online from Temptation Gifts, who currently have a sale on:
Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth at Staffordshire County Council and Vice Chair of Enjoy Staffordshire said:
“Most people will be aware of Staffordshire’s long history of great pottery and ceramics and this year, we’ll be shouting about this in our mugshot campaign.
“This will be a fun way of highlighting our wonderful heritage while showing off to the world what a great place Staffordshire really is and why we are so proud of our county.”
For more information on Staffordshire Day, visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com/staffsday