Mason Cash has been the choice of pet owners, home cooks and bakers for centuries. The origins of Mason Cash can be traced back to a pottery operating at Church Gresley in the heart of the English ceramic industry in 1800.
Church Gresley was located close to all the raw material and fuel sources required to make ceramics and had fantastic transport links to take finished goods all over the world. Mason Cash began with a focus on ceramic items for the kitchen, such as mixing bowls and pudding basins.
The pottery was run by a series of Master Potters during the 1800s, the most colourful being ‘Bossy’ Mason after whom the company was named. Tom Cash acquired the pottery in 1901 and renamed the company Mason Cash & Co. In the 1940s, the company diversified into bowls for pets, a product range for which Mason Cash has become world-renowned.
The bowls were made from ‘white and cane’ glazed earthenware sometimes known as ‘yellow-ware’ due to the colour of the local clay, or ‘bargeware’ as they were packed onto barges and sent to market. It is these materials, combined with a classic design, which make the Mason Cash pet bowl range instantly recognisable
around the world today.