Just before Christmas a friend and I were wandering around Brick Lane in the heart of London's bustling East End when we discovered Luna & Curious, a delightful shop run by seven designers in collaboration, which showcases an eclectic mix of fashion, jewellery and interiors.
I immediately spotted the beautiful butterfly ceramic collection from Polly George.
"Polly George prides herself in the simplicity of her ceramic collection – all white and always whimsical. Polly George began her career in the mid-90s creating miniature framed collections of everyday objects, such as kitchen utensils and gardening tools for the Conran shops in London, Hamburg & Tokyo.
Polly's sense of humour led her to add Mr & Mrs Jones juicers to her repertoire in 2003 as masters of her Lilliputian universe. Most recently she has been adorning her decorative but functional items such as teapots, cake stands and cups and saucers with a host of charming butterflies, roses and birds. Polly is as quintessentially English as her irresistibly clever work. She trained in the early 90's in the heart of the English ceramic world, Stoke-on-Trent and now lives in East London.
Polly designs her work in rural Kent and are handmade in Stoke-on-Trent, the historic centre of finest English pottery, Polly's pure and simple white shapes are the trade mark of her studio. Produced in the highest quality Bone China and individually decorated by hand, they make great gifts, wedding presents or tea sets to use and collect."