Our buyers recently went to see our ceramic supplier in Bangladesh. It was a really interesting visit, and gave a good insight into the process of how a patterned cup, plate or bowl is made, decorated and packed for shipping.
The image below is of New Zealand clay, which our supplier uses to make porcelain and bone china items. It's nice to know that the items we buy contain a little bit of NZ :)
The beautifully dressed ladies of the production line. We wish our office was this colourful:
Applying decals to the ceramics requires a very steady hand: