confessions of a design geek
confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. Katie also writes for Design Milk, We Heart, London Design Guide, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "ceramics"
out and about :: new designers part 1 2014

out and about :: new designers part 1 2014

New Designers is the annual showcase of over 3,000 graduating design students’ final projects, split across two weeks. I went along to Part 1 specifically to see the textiles and ceramics. The first thing I spotted was Sophie Southgate‘s Landscape // Colour. Sophie starts a one-year graduate residency at Cardiff’s Fireworks Clay Studios in September....
out and about :: central saint martin's degree show 2014

out and about :: central saint martin’s degree show 2014

I love this time of year. Design students all over the country present their final projects in a grand finale of three years’ work. The excitement is palpable and it’s a real treat to meet the designers of the future. New designers still believe in the impossible, and that’s quite contagious! It’s also crucial if...
interview :: custhom

interview :: custhom

I first discovered Custhom’s work at Maison et Objet in Paris at the beginning of this year and was excited to discover they had created an entire range inspired by the Godfather of Dutch Design Wim Crouwel, of whom I am a huge fan. I went to visit Jemma in their studio in March and...
interview :: ptolemy mann

interview :: ptolemy mann

Textile designer and colour artist Ptolemy Mann joined forces with Johnson Tiles to create the rainbow of tiles that welcomed visitors to the Farmiloe Buidling during Clerkenwell Design Week last week. I caught up with her to find out more about her love of colour… What’s the most important thing to know about you? Colour....
creative spaces :: custhom

creative spaces :: custhom

CUSTHOM is RCA graduates Nathan Philpott and Jemma Ooi and they design innovative high quality wallpapers, ceramics, textiles and stationery. I went for a snoop around their Peckham studio and here’s what I found… Gorgeous, isn’t it? I interviewed the lovely Gemma while I was there, so watch out for that one coming to the...
here's one I made earlier :: utopia & utility

here’s one I made earlier :: utopia & utility

I saw Utopia & Utility‘s Stacking Vessels for the first time in Milan last year, and have since seen them at Clerkenwell Design Week and most recently at Maison et Objet in January. I decided it was high time I found out more about how these captivating objects are made. Pia Wustenberg, the creative force...
interview :: aino-maija metsola

interview :: aino-maija metsola

One of the highlights of my trip to Helsinki earlier this year was a visit to Marimekko House where all things Marimekko are designed and made. I was lucky enough to interview in-house designer Aino-Maija Metsola. We talked inspirations, ways of working, and finding just the right colour… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I...
here's one I made earlier :: tortus copenhagen

here’s one I made earlier :: tortus copenhagen

Behind this ancient door at Kompagnistraede 23 in the design centre of Copenhagen, Denmark lies Tortus Copenhagen, a small-scale producer of fine hand-made ceramics. In their words: ”Like the noble creature from which we derive our name, we move at our own humble pace.” Sounds like my kind of place… This is Eric Landon, one of...
interview :: melody rose

interview :: melody rose

Melody Rose was another exhibitor at Home London‘s Homegrown. I love the contradiction in her work between the very elegant chinaware and the slightly macabre embellishments, so I was keen to find out more about what inspires her… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m grew up and Canada and moved to...
out and about :: cockpit arts christmas open studios

out and about :: cockpit arts christmas open studios

I finally made it to the Cockpit Arts Open Studios! I have been trying to get there for years, and despite various friends going (mostly to buy me presents!), I’ve never quite made it myself – until last weekend. And I wasn’t disappointed. It is bursting at the seams with talented designers and wonderful products...
creative spaces :: linda bloomfield

creative spaces :: linda bloomfield

I love Linda Bloomfield’s work, especially her gorgeous teaset. Her products are perfectly formed to fit the human hand, incredibly tactile and well designed – the teapot pours perfectly without spilling a drop. So it is with great pleasure that I present a little look around the studio where it all happens.   Linda hand throws...
design geekery :: the new english

design geekery :: the new english

As well as the column for the Heart Home Magazine blog I mentioned on Tuesday, I’ve also been writing a column for online design and lifestyle magazine, we heart, so I though I should start to share those with you too. This week I wrote about The New English, a witty, if slightly disarming, ceramics...