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Great start to the day

By John-Paul Flintoff

I’m having one of those moments where I just got up, opened my email and found something beautiful and brilliant from a collaborator – and I’m thinking, YES!

I’m not going to show you it yet, because the final products are not finished, but I can assure you they already look a entirely more wonderful than the very early sketches (below) by me, because my collaborator, Sophie Howarth, brought in a brilliant illustrator, Rachel Sale.

These sketches, about 12 to 18 months old, show my first idea for the plate and (one of) the pair of mugs. There will also be a dishcloth.

The range is substantially inspired by my lifelong fascination with Willow pattern, and blue and white more generally. You can see more on a Pinterest board I have put together: here.

More news soon.

Posted: July 11, 2015