Welcome to Daniel Doulton's website!

I am a direct descendant of the original Doulton family whom founded and ran Royal Doulton for several generations.

Doultons was founded in 1815 by John Doulton and his partner John Watts as a pottery in Lambeth, Soulth London. It was then famous for its production of fine-bone china, art pottery, ornamental and commemorative pieces and of course their renowned tableware used by the Royal Family and high society as a mark of status.

Sir Henry Doulton
(1820 - 1897)

His son, Sir Henry Doulton, joined the company in 1835 and with it brought the entrepreneurial energy and vision that turned it into Britain's leading manufacturer of sanitary wares and other industrial ceramics. One of his innovations was the introduction of steam-powered potters' wheels that put Doultons ahead of the competition. He was knighted in particular for innovation in sanitary and new glazed sewage systems that were instrumental in reducing the spread of fatal diseases such as dysentery, cholera and the like, particularly in dense urban areas. Much of the original sanitary infrastructure was made by Doultons. A stark contrast to the fine-bone porcelain for which it is more commonly known!

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The Doulton family had several country mansions, one of which is now a private boarding school, Woolpit (now Duke of Kent School) in Ewhurst, and gave the land and money on which St Thomas's Hospital in London was built (now Guys & St.Thomas').

Today Doultons continues to thrive with over 6,000 employees world-wide and a turnover of some £166m.

There's even a museum!
Royal Doulton Visitor Centre, Nile Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 2AJ
Tel. +44 (0)1782 292 434
Fax. +44 (0)1782 292 424
Website: www.royal-doulton.com
eMail :visitor@royal-doulton.com