out and about :: origin

Katie | September 29, 2011

I was so happy that I made it to Origin this year, having missed it last year. Focused on contemporary craft, it’s got a slightly different vibe from other shows at the London Design Festival and features a wonderful array of everything from understated craftsmanship to the positively quirky. Here are my favourites…

Margo Selby

I’m a big fan of Margo Selby‘s sumptuous fabrics, so it was lovely to see her latest work.

Victoria Coleman

I adore silver, so it was a treat and a temptation to be introduced to the work of silversmith Victoria Coleman. I love the way the silver almost seems to be escaping the confines of the bowl in this piece.


I absolutely fell in love with these charming little pots by Azurer, which look grown rather than made.

Derek Wilson


Derek Wilson

In fact I was in potter’s heaven with beautiful ceramics from Derek Wilson (above) and the pieces below from Noa Ceramics, made using Indian antique printing blocks.

Noa Ceramics

Noa Ceramics

I’m a sucker for chunky knits, buttons and cushions with character, so Catherine Tough had me at ‘hello’!

Catherine Tough

And last but not least, I loved Victoria Delany‘s Moire bowls, ‘reappropriating craft through the use of modern aesthetics’.

Victoria Delaney

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Having established confessions of a design geek in 2010, Katie Treggiden has gone on to a career in design journalism, writing for titles such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Elle Decoration, Stylist, Design Milk and Ideal Home. In 2014, she launched Fiera, an independent magazine dedicated to discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. Her second book, Makers of East London, was published in 2015.

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