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Surface Pattern Designer What Kate Loves

“I trained in ceramics and was influenced by the traditions of the Potteries and the timeless elegance of their designs. It is with these traditions in mind that I have created my range to reflect this same ‘timeless elegance.’

Kate Thorburn designer

Kate Thorburn is a Yorkshire based surface pattern designer having a background in both ceramic and card design. She successfully completed an MA in ceramic design at Staffordshire University in 2007, so she is very excited by the launch of her own range of ceramics ‘What Kate Loves’ in September 2014.

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Kate loves to draw and finds inspiration from everything around her. Walking through meadows in the countryside, picking up some vintage fabrics or simply making doodles. Launching her range under the name ‘What Kate Loves’, she hopes to create her own beautiful range of blue and white that draws on her ‘loves’. The range is designed to be both decorative and functional. She hopes to create a range that draws on the past traditions and combines this with contemporary trends to develop her own unique style. The range has great accent pieces that can be mixed and matched with the more pattern-based designs to bring individuality to the home. The elegant artwork is all hand drawn by Kate; she then combines her drawings digitally to create her own unique style. Individual designs are created for each and every product for a very special collection!

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This is a British made range of the highest quality, keeping the heritage alive. All the ceramics are proudly made in Stoke-on-Trent at Royal Overhouse Manufactory for Designer’s @ Royal Stafford. The range can be found on Royal Stafford’s online shop and various independent shops. Check out her stockist page for further information or if you would like to become a stockist please do get in touch.

what_kate_loves mugs & coasters

what_kate_loves Plates

what_kate_loves statement bowl

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  • MaryJane Mitchell

    Kate I really love your illustrations on the ceramic plates here.

  • kate

    Thanks MaryJane! it’s always nice to hear lovely feedback!