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Sue Pryke launches new tableware collection at Home

Tableware designer to debut new range at Home London at Earls Court

Sue Pryke started her career in the Potteries over 20 years ago as a designer at Wedgwood, and has worked with numerous retailers and manufacturers, such as Royal Doulton, M&S, John Lewis & IKEA designing & developing homeware collections.

She has worked for Ikea since 1994 designing some of the most well known tableware that keeps selling year on year, the Ikea 365+ series has become one of the biggest selling tableware ranges in the world, which won the coveted Svensk Form Design Award when it was launched in 1995.

She continues to collaborate with industry developing high volume ranges, but has been focussing on what the UK craft and manufacturing industries can offer in terms of innovation, material quality and craftsmanship. As her background is firmly rooted in the crafts she prefer to work intuitively with materials, making the initial prototypes myself, so that she can naturally adapt the forms as the shapes are being made.

Sue is inspired by the everyday and the ordinary; the interactions we have with objects, details and preferences we have which reflect the intuitive decision making we all make on a daily basis when choosing which cup to take from the cupboard for tea.

The new collection offers a range of tableware in a variety of materials that represent a simple and understated aesthetic. Products are made in small batches, some pieces, like the wooden bowls, are completely unique, and therefore the type of wood and bowl will only be available for one series of work in limited editions.

Pure white English bone china, rich hues of English terracotta, spun pewter from Sheffield and a variety of wooden bowls made in English oak, ash, beech and walnut, turned by local craftsmen. The objects are practical everyday pieces that are concerned with elegance & longevity, materials & craftsmanship, provenance & integrity.

Visit Sue Pryke at stand B42 at Home London.

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