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. It has been named as a top design blog by Dwell US, Elle Decor Italia and The Sunday Times. Katie also writes for Dezeen, Design Milk, Telegraph and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "pottery"
interview :: richard brendon

interview :: richard brendon

Richard Brendon is one of those designers who has been on my radar for so long, that I am amazed I haven’t already interviewed him for the blog. He is a young London-based designer and British bone china specialist, who I first became aware of when he launched his reflective cups designed to be paired...
here's one I made earlier :: emma alington's with a twist

here’s one I made earlier :: emma alington’s with a twist

Emma Alington is forever blowing bubbles! Her With A Twist collection is decorated by blowing bubbles in soapy water and underglaze before applying the bubbly result to the surface. We might have already had the behind-the-scenes tour of her studio, but this is a making method that warrants further investigation! “Everything begins with a ball...
here's one I made earlier :: janet stahelin edmondson

here’s one I made earlier :: janet stahelin edmondson

I saw Janet Stahelin Edmonson‘s work at the Craft Central Imprint exhibition in September, ostensibly a show about printing. She uses lace to create delicate patterns in porcelain vases. Having spotted the film above at the exhibition, I was keen to find out more about the process. “First, the porcelain is rolled out on a canvas...
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...
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...
creative spaces :: jonathan adler

creative spaces :: jonathan adler

  Jonathan told us that people often think his products “just are” – they don’t imagine that they are all hand thrown and all start from this building. Even though I have studied pottery, I must confess, I have never really thought about it either, but it was fantastic to discover that such a successful...
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...
creative spaces :: allan manham

creative spaces :: allan manham

Allan Manham's pots have a wonderful organic quality that drew me to them from the first time I saw them. So you can imagine how excited I was when Allan agreed to show me around his studio.
creative spaces: bernard leach

creative spaces: bernard leach

I'm always very inspired by seeing the spaces creative people work in; the tools they use, the things they keep around them for inspiration, the effect of their environment on their work - so this is the first in a series on that very subject; featuring the Bernard Leach's studio and the Leach Pottery in...
interview :: sarah hillman

interview :: sarah hillman

I am a huge fan of Sarah HIllman, so you can imagine how delighted I was when she agreed to an interview - perhaps I could find out how she does it!
interview :: people will always need plates

interview :: people will always need plates

As many of you will know, I am a massive fan of People Will Always Need Plates. So much so that I even designed my wedding invitations in an homage to their work