Innovative and unique designs are what makes flux. Right here in Stoke-on-Trent, the traditional heartland of fine bone china since the 18th century, we are driving a veritable renaissance of design, craftsmanship and quality manufacturing. flux was established in 2010 by Staffordshire University. Combining a proud tradition with cutting edge design, craftsmanship and quality manufacturing, a collection of talented designers have come together to position the flux brand at the forefront of the ceramics industry. With its distinctive, eclectic designs, flux exudes a quintessential Englishness which is synonymous with Staffordshire.
Every designer in the flux collection is unique to the designer who created it. Versatility is at the heart of the collection, designed by selected graduates of the University’s internationally recognised award. Drawn from across the globe, our designers develop their own new perspective and personality through the prism of the flux brand, inspired by centuries of fine bone china tradition in Stoke. The range entices consumers to curate their own collections using the variety of designs available.

Widely acclaimed by both consumers and critics, flux is re-invigorating the core values of traditional craftsmanship, combining classic styles from the ceramics industry heritage with ground breaking designs.
David Sanderson is flux’s Creative Director. David graduated with a first class degree from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1979. After six years in design practice he returned to education as a lecturer. In 1987 he became a full time lecturer at Staffordshire Polytechnic.

Since 1990 his primary role has been as Course Leader for the MA Ceramic Design course. David became a Principal Lecturer in 1994 and was awarded the title of Professor of Ceramic Design in 2008 for his extensive work with the ceramics industry both globally and in the UK.

He was highly commended for the Prince Philip Designer of the Year award in 1992 – and continuing with the royalty theme he was commissioned by the British Ceramic Confederation to design the Queen’s gift to commemorate her Golden Jubilee in 2002 on behalf of the British ceramic industry.

Jenna received her degree in Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary Alberta Canada in 2003. She was an active resident in Edmonton’s ArtsHabitat artist live/work spaces and worked for several years at the Alberta Craft Council managing their retail shop and special projects including the Canadian Boutique at the Cheongju International Craft Biennial in South Korea.

Her ceramics combine processes and techniques from craft and industrial ceramic design.

Anthony graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland in 2011, and is undertaking his Masters Projects on the MA Ceramic Design course at Staffordshire University in 2011. Solas means brightness or light in the Irish language.

Rebecca graduated from the Surface Pattern BA(Hons) Design course at Staffordshire University in 2011 and is currently studying on the MA Ceramic Design programme here at Staffordshire University.

Rebecca is a prolific illustrator, bringing to her work a distinct sense of abstraction, originality and humour. Her undergraduate work was explored predominantly in textiles, through home furnishing products; this work was further developed and became ‘Zoo’, a current flux pattern launched in 2011.