Wow! Guardian names Rye Pottery one of the UK’s top Ten Indie Shops

2021-Guardian-Newspaper-Travel-and-Lifestyle-Top-10-UK-Independent-Shops-Rye-Pottery-1

A bit late to the party, what with the run-up to Christmas and all that, but we were chuffed to bits to be named one of The Guardian‘s Top Ten Independent Shops in the UK at the start of December. And the reason it’s a particularly big compliment is that all the shops featured were voted for by the newspaper’s readers.

They were looking for, ahem, quirky places, so our totally bonkers approach to working and making a living finally came good.

Do take a look here to see the other fab places for shopping inspiration. And if you like the look of our Mid-Century Modern lamp base in the photo then click here.





instagraminstagram 
FacebooktwitterpinterestmailFacebooktwitterpinterestmail

Homes & Gardens – Five Star Hotel Style Feature

Homes and Gardens 2020 Rye Pottery LB1 Mid Century Modern Ceramic Pottery Lamp Base - Soho Stripe In Denmark Green

Our thanks as ever to the Homes & Gardens team for giving us a great boost by featuring our Mid-century Modern lamp base in their September issue. Particular thanks go to Jo Bailey.

H&Gs “How to Emulate the interiors of some of the world’s chicest hotels” saw our LB1 lamp suggested as a way to recreate the amazing five-star style of the Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire, originally designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.

The exact design they featured is ourLB1 Medium featuring our Soho Stripe Design in Denmark Green with a natural linen drum shade. This is a genuine shape from our Mid-Century archive given a contemporary twist with a new decoration bringing the 20th & 21st centuries together. A bold, sculptural statement light.

Click here if you’d like to see some more pics or order one.

instagraminstagram 
FacebooktwitterpinterestmailFacebooktwitterpinterestmail

Country Living Modern Rustic

Rye Pottery Mid Century Modern ceramic Lamp featured in Country Living Modern Rustic Magazine

Lovely shots of our Mid Century Modern Lamp the LB1 in Country Living’s quarterly Modern Rustic Magazine 13. Our thanks as ever to @abinksstylist for the thoughtful styling (wonderful textures) and also to photographer @natowelton for the fab pic. The LB1 is featured here in our hand-painted Cascade decoration in Denmark Green. Click here to see the full range of decorations we produce.

instagraminstagram 
FacebooktwitterpinterestmailFacebooktwitterpinterestmail

Darwin & Wallace – No 35 Mackenzie Walk

This was the eighth unique bar & restaurant crafted by the award-winning boutique group Darwin & Wallace. Based on the waterside in Canary Wharf, No 35 was designed to continue the group’s tradition of creating a comfortable sanctuary away from the fast pace of urban life. Detail and quality craftsmanship is key to everything this group creates – if it’s not good enough for your home, it’s not good enough full stop.

Our mid-century Modern LB1 lamp base is featured throughout the space adding a soft, cosy glow with the natural linen shades, while the Denmark Green of our hand-painted Soho Stripe and Cascade decorations tie in with the gentle palette of greens, greys, dusty pinks and natural wood with fresh vegetation used throughout the space.

Do check No 35 out if you’re in town and need a relaxing place to stop, it’s a lovely bar and we were thrilled to be involved.

instagraminstagram 
FacebooktwitterpinterestmailFacebooktwitterpinterestmail

Rye Pottery at White City House

Rye Pottery Table Lights at Soho House's latest venture White City House in the old BBC Helios HQ Mid Century Modern

We’re very pleased to see Soho House’s latest venture unveiled publicly and even more pleased to see our specially commissioned Mid Century Modern Lamp Bases in situ!

Their latest hotel and member’s club is in London’s Shepherd’s Bush, housed in the former BBC HQ that used to flash up on the telly.

You know – the iconic round 60’s “doughnut” building with the famous sculpture of Helios in the centre.

Shown here: The LB1 Medium in Black Tracery

Choosing our medium LB1, we were asked to create 92 table lamps, 2 for each bedroom.  The Soho House interiors team of Daisy Bere & Linda Boronkay first picked one of our own revamped 1960’s patterns (Black Astrakhan) and then complimented it with 2 further mid century-esque designs alongside one specifically developed for the project – the all new Soho Stripe.

You can view our full range of lamps by clicking here, but for now here’s another pic of one of the cosy White City House rooms.  Oh and did we mention there’s a swimming pool on the roof. With a bar…..

This picture: The LB1 medium in Denmark Green Cascade and Denmark Green Soho Stripe

All images courtesy of White City House

instagraminstagram 
FacebooktwitterpinterestmailFacebooktwitterpinterestmail

Rye Pottery on BBC tribute to ceramics expert David Barby

Rye Pottery on Flog It - Paul Martin discusses our highly collected Cottage Stripe pattern, still produced after 70 years

Paul Martin with Tarquin Cole

In a new series on BBC2, Flog It Trade Secrets‘ presenter Paul Martin has been revealing the tricks of the trade and surprising things he has learned over his 11 years in television.

Rye Pottery was pleased to be picked for inclusion in the latest programme, which was a touching tribute to the late antiques expert David Barby who died in July 2012, and was a pioneering television antiques expert, not least on Flog It. In the programme presenter Paul reveals: “I didn’t know a great deal about Ceramics [when I started in television], but what I do know now, David taught me”. It was because of David that Paul says he was first introduced to Rye Pottery.

Interviewing Rye Pottery’s Tarquin Cole, Paul discusses the heritage, value and collectability of Sussex and Rye Pottery, not least Hopware, Sussex Pigs, and our Mid-Century Modern classics, contemporary versions of which are still produced by us today. Tarquin took over Rye Pottery from his father Wally Cole MBE in 1978 and is widely regarded as an expert in valuing and dating early Sussex Pottery.

In the programme Paul also discusses Rye Pottery’s Rye Pottery's collected Cottage Stripe being paintedMid-Century”Cottage Stripe” pattern, which has been in constant production since 1950. Examples of this design are included in the Ceramics Collections of both the V&A and the British Museum’s Geffrye Museum.Finally Paul braves an attempt at painting another of Rye Pottery’s pigs himself – one of our Sows! We use a very difficult technique that our accomplished paintresses spend years mastering, as the glaze has only just been applied and the slightest touch of a finger or too heavy a brush and the piece can be ruined.

 Flog It Trade Secrets featuring Rye Pottery aired on February 15th 2013 at 18.30 on BBC 2. You can watch the film on the BBC’s iplayer by clicking this link. The section about Rye Pottery starts at 42.15 and ends at 48.07.

Click the following link to see Rye Pottery’s current ranges

instagraminstagram 
FacebooktwitterpinterestmailFacebooktwitterpinterestmail