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Posts Tagged ‘Stoke-on-Trent’

Louise Wilkinson Illustrations and Ceramics: an interview with the designer

An introduction to the wonderful world of Louise Wilkinson, a trained illustrator who applies her beautiful pictures to fine bone china, all of which is produced in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Louise Wilkinson ceramics- Lemon Tree dinner plate lifestyle

I first encountered Louise Wilkinson’s inimitable ceramics designs at Tent London last September, and instantly fell in love. The likes of Liberty discovered her beautiful bone china early on, and she has more recently created bespoke illustrations for panelling in the shop at the V&A. I caught up with her to find out more about her career to date, where her inspiration comes from and how she set about putting her illustrations onto china.

Louise Wilkinson ceramics- jug lifestyle

I absolutely adore your debut Maple Collection, inspired by English gardens, Oriental china and a love of nature. How did you construct the designs and how long did the process… read more

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2013: Homeware and Prints for the Wall

Stuck for a last minute Christmas present? Why not support one of these talented designer makers, creating wonderful and unique homeware and prints for the home.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Scout Editions: mistletoe in a bottle card. When my new website launches you’ll be able to find unique hand made designer items to suit all aspects of your life. Homeware […]

Introducing Up Side Up: an interview with founder Angharad Lewis

New design website Up Side Up launches this week with a handmade marquetry serving tray by A Practice for Everyday Life and a set of ceramic stacking bowls by Ben Branagan & Laura Carlin. Looks fab!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Up Side Up is a brand new design website that comes to you courtesy of the wonderful Angharad Lewis, formerly of the much missed Grafik magazine (as well as many […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson. As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Top Ten Best Mugs by Illustrators and Designers

Wondering what to give for Christmas? The shops are full of mugs for a reason: they make great inexpensive gifts with character. And I've found the best designs for you online...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beaver Mug by Lisa Jones. I *love* beavers so I was super excited to find this. No really, don’t laugh. Next up: my recommendations for mugs. Yes, a whole blog […]

London 2012: The XXX Olympic Games

Seven years in the making, the London 2012 Olympic Games FINALLY begin this evening. Here's our illustrated guide, with some surprises, too…

Written by Matt Bramford

Olympic Gymnastics by Lucy Palmer Tonight’s the night. After what has quite possibly been the longest warm up for anything to happen ever, seven years in the making, the 30th […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part two

Curious creatures, ceramic toys and an oversized scary devil banker are amongst some of my finds at this year's show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first look at the best designer makers at this year’s New Designers, here, in no particular order, are more interesting creations that I found. At Bath […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part one

A round up of some of the best designer makers from Hereford College of Arts, Nottingham Trent University, Central Saint Martins and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

At Hereford College of Arts the standard of craft design was high as always, with some beautifully original designs. Sophie Walker‘s woodcarved sculptures opened to reveal small stash spaces. Collapsed […]