OLD SOUL: My grandmother was a real magpie and had a loft full of memorabilia. She’d explain the stories linked to each item, from her first pair of wooden skis to an elaborate corset belonging to her grandmother. To this day, most of my furniture is antique. The quality of craftsmanship is second to none, and this is what we are trying to re-create with Cornishware.
FIRST CRUSH: I fell in love with Cornishware in a friend’s kitchen when I moved to England from France. Its [original blue] design was inspired by a ceramic artist on holiday in Cornwall who admired the Cornish skies and sea. Little did I know that I would one day paint its stripes!
HOME-THROWN: When the company went under [in 2007], we couldn’t bear to see an iconic British brand disappear. To keep the heritage alive, we have brought back old designs, such as mixing bowls. Sundays are spent wandering antiques markets looking for lost classics that we think our followers (@cornishware_artist) will love. The raised stripe design appeals to men and women. Not many teacups can achieve that!
THE MORE, THE MERRIER: In the breakfast room [shown], the green paint and red pottery clash wonderfully. I love color. It brings me joy.
Some of the 120 Victorian bottles that were dug up in the garden line the top shelf.