Belleek’s reputation has been built on product excellence. Only Belleek of the highest quality is ever put on sale. Back in 1857, the pottery’s founder John Caldwell Bloomfield declared that any piece with even the slightest flaw should be destroyed. Over 157 years later, this golden rule is still strictly adhered to. The result is perfection. Each piece of Belleek is created by 16 individual artisans. From design to production to quality control at our historic pottery, the process has changed very little since 1857. Belleek Classic continues to develop signature designs reflecting the heritage of Belleek including the world renowned Belleek Baskets.