The New English - Loving London and Supermodels
The New English launches their Love London collection
Having wowed everybody at London Design Week with their downright originality and creativity, our good friends at The New English have launched a new collection of ceramics in collaboration with journalist and photographer Barbara Chandler. They form part of her Love London project, which centres on a book of her photos of London life. Some of these photos have been realised on wallpaper and tea towels, and in a range of ceramics produced by The New English.
The Love London range is manufactured in the Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent, and includes the Pearly Queens at Royal Hospital trinket box above. The trinket box reminds me of the lovely conversation I had with the Pearly Queen of Old Kent Road. Pearly politics means that there are now rival associations, which is a shame. I won't say any more, but I had to edit the post of that meeting after several emails came my way.
Supermodel - for your home or office
There's such a great energy emanating from The New English. They're pulling in the best artists and designers to re-imagine classic ceramic pieces and breathe new life into the craft with wit and imagination. Just look at this installation of bone china called Supermodel, based on life-size drawings by Phoebe Richardson. I know a steampunk who would quite fancy that hung in his parlour.