With a family heritage from Ireland, we have been long time collectors of Belleek Fine Parian China. As retailers, we found many of our customer shared our passion, which led us to find out more about this Irish Pottery and the history of the company. To share what we learned, we created this site to provide inormation about many of the common questions we receive. We hope you enjoy it. Please stay, explore and send an email with your questions or comments.
Situated in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakeland, on the banks of the River Erne, lies Belleek, home of Ireland's oldest pottery. For more than 150 years this little village has been famous for its distinctive Parian china. Made using materials and techniques handed down from generation to generation, no two pieces are the same. Every handle, flower and brush stroke is lovingly applied by hand to create the look and feel that is uniquely Belleek. Regardless of size or cost, every piece is crafted with this same skill and attention to detail.
Belleek's reputation has been built on product excellence. Back in 1857, the pottery's founder John Caldwell Bloomfield declared that any piece with even the slightest flaw should be destroyed. This golden rule is still employed.
Erin Go Bragh !