About the Design
The Paradise Birds designs are inspired by the work of John Clappison, Hornsea Pottery's creative designer from 1958. While remaining faithful to the strikingly simple block outlines of Clappison's bird designs, the artist has blended in adaptations of other Hornsea designs (note the peacock tail) with extra organic design touches. The contemporary colourway places these designs firmly in the 21st Century and would be a conversation piece in any interior.
Clappison's designs are loved the world over and his Hornsea Pottery bird muramics are highly sought after. One of his bird designs is featured in the V&A collection.
John joined Hornsea Pottery in the 1950s and soon rose to become one of Britain's most influential ceramic designers of the 20th Century, not only for his striking designs but also for innovation in the production of mass-market pottery. His work is highly collectible and identifiable today the world over.
About Cornflower and Saffron and the Designer Adele Howitt
This artist-owned brand is the work of Adele Howitt, a leading UK ceramicist, based in Hull, Yorkshire. When not creating stunningly intricate, textured clay works for international exhibition and sale, Adele is also regularly commissioned for public art projects.
Her most recent project was as designer and curator of the Hornsea Pottery trail, in collaboration with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hornsea Pottery Museum, and the Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership. The trail celebrates the classic designs and heritage of the pottery and has become a popular piece of public artwork in its own right.
For more on Cornflower and Saffron, follow Adele on Instagram @cornflowerandsaffron
For artworks and projects www.adelehowitt.co.uk