When I was about 3 years old, I became obsessed with the geometric pattern on my "favourite" plate. The underside of the plate read: Kathy Winkle Made In Staffordshire.
I didn't know my love of (what is now called) Retro or Vintage Pottery, would lead me to travel across the world.
This is the name given to England’s historical ceramic centre, where Wedgewood started his factory in 1769. A tradition of fine china expertise has been passed down for generations in this region.
Alchemists of yesteryear created a clay body so pure and white, it could be cast thinly, rendering it translucent and delicate to the touch, yet still incredibly strong.
It was a technical innovation with artistic applications. Staffordshire tableware became world famous and was exported around the globe.
Based on my childhood clay creations and a love of midcentury modern design. I collaborate with family owned potteries, to produce a level of quality not seen on the high street anymore.
Fine china is hard to work with, it takes production expertise and controlled conditions to do a large batch properly. It’s truly delightful to see them all lined up and ready to go. We beat the kiln gods. Success!