Flowers at Columbia Road Market vase by Helen Beard
Part of London Life mug collection
Vase dimensions 17.5cm h. x 11.5cm w
Helen creates her bespoke designs in her London studio. The bespoke porcelain pots are individually thrown on a potter’s wheel then hand-painted.
Over time the question grew - could you make ceramic pieces as special which could be handled and enjoyed every day - a 'Dailyware' range? And could you keep them handmade and exclusively designed and made in England? The answer was yes ... eventually! The production skills involved in a more commercial range proved quite different from those Helen had developed over the years with the Bespoke range. It was a steep learning curve, but Helen was fortunate to be able to work with some of the true experts in the field in Stoke-on-Trent, the traditional home of the UK ceramic industries.
The Dailyware pots are slip-cast in English bone china from moulds of Helen’s wheel-thrown forms. They are fired, glazed and glaze-fired before being decorated with special lithographically printed ceramic decals of Helen’s hand-painted illustrations. A third and final firing melts the artwork into the glaze so that it is tough enough for dishwashers, microwaves and everyday use.
Dailyware is a range of handmade English bone-china designed for everyday use. Made exclusively in England.
The high quality of the finished pieces ensures they are ready to withstand daily use, microwaves and dishwashers.
Each piece comes individually packaged in its own presentation box.