Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Made in Stoke-on-Trent

When we started The Shop Floor Project five years ago one of our main objectives was to support struggling British manufacturers. Over the years we have found incredibly talented people who, in their small factories,back alley studios and converted garages, produce high quality and desirable objects.

Our growing collection of UK made goods include wallpaper which is printed in one of the last great paper factories in the Midlands, linens printed in Manchester and silk scarves produced in Nottingham.

To celebrate the growing support of items made on these shores we have launched Made in England china.

Produced in one the last remaining factories in Stoke-on-Trent these traditional shaped objects, have a striking plain ‘blank’ glaze and printed with an over-sized Staffordshire back stamp.

Whilst the elegant shape of the teapot and cake plate could easily be pictured in Lyons tea room, the bold graphic stamp brings them bang up to date and proudly celebrates the industrial heritage of the country.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Designer of The Month

This month we take a look at Ella Louis Doran's work and spend five minutes asking her about inspirations and favourite spring places - click here to read more...

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The last 30 copies of The Amateur Sailor book have arrived

For all of you (and we know there were many) who were sad to have missed out on Alice Pattullo's limited edition printed book; The Amateur Sailor we are giving our subscribers advanced notice that you can now get hold of one of the few remaining copies.

Whilst we were closed over the festive season Alice was busy finishing off these last copies ready for the New Year. We strongly predict that Alice's work will soon be so collectible it'll be hard to get hold of (think Mark Herald originals) so this book offers a fantastic opportunity to have several of her illustrations in one bound copy.

We're never ones to say 'hurry up!' we like to take things at a slower pace, but in this special case, as not to be disappointed, we'd say 'be quick about it' because once these have gone there's no more Sailor books to be had!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

We're back and ready for 2011 with new collections and exciting collabortaions

We're so excited about 2011. We're already busy with new collections arriving at the studio, developing secret collaborations and curating the new exhibition. You'll of course be the first to hear all about these, but for now why not take a look at the new window featuring Clara Francis' jewellery and Abigail Brown's textile birds.

Happy New Year!