me

I am a Brighton-based designer-maker producing covetable, lovable products that bridge craft and design.  In 2007 I won New Designers Pulse Award for Product Innovation and I’ve been stocked by Liberty of London and Bon Marche in Paris.  Sir Terence Conran is a fan of my microvases and I’ve had cool coverage in lots of newspaper and magazines including the Times and Grand Designs.   Right now I’m spending a lot of time in my studio working on a collection of exciting new products. Hope you like them!

my work

I like to make things that are friendly, useful and fun.   Every time you pick a flower and put it in your microvase, I hope you're  just a little bit happier because of it.  I dare you not to smile when presented with a boiled quail's egg nesting in its own little cup.

There is a serious point behind what I do.  Designed with sustainablity in mind,  my products use only non-toxic glazes and lower firing temperatures to conserve energy.  My products will last as long as you love them--hopefully forever. 

Everything is hand-made by me using plaster moulds. I carve these unique shapes using a lathe--a great big lump of industrial machinery.   It's loud and messy but lots of fun.  And it's the best way to bring life to my ideas and create the forms I dream up.

I'm inspired by vintage finds at car boot sales, classic British seaside imagery and gardens (great and small).   Basically anything that catches my creative eye.  I try to take a fresh look at the world around me.

I only ever produce small batches so your purchase stays special.  Where possible I use recycled packaging I''ve sourced myself.  But it doesn't look recycled. Phew!

 

my studio

I share a ceramics studio in New England House right in the heart of beautiful Brighton. Lots of other creative businesses are based here and we even have our own café (which does a lovely bacon roll!). My studio mates are the super-talented Ulrika Jarl, Ken Eardley, Brett James, Rowena Gilbert and Simon Matthews.

It's not easy being green, but we try to do our bit.  The kilns are powered using eco-electricity and, where possible, packaging and materials are re-used and recycled.  Each year we have an open studio sale and it's always a pleasure to meet customers and chat about my work.  Give me a call if you fancy popping in!