By Jacky Parker
Design afficionados across the UK can now discover and buy homewares, artwork, gifts and accessories by leading creative graduates. Following the success ofpopular London storenot just a shop, which sells products by students and alumni from UAL’s six prestigious arts colleges, the university has launched anonline shop.
The site sells products by little-known emerging designers alongside more established names; making it a great place to find those unique pieces that stand out from the crowd.
As with the London store, everything for sale online is created by students and graduates from: Camberwell College of Arts; Central Saint Martins; Chelsea College of Arts; London College of Communication; London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
These miniature aubergine pots are hand-cast and glazed by acclaimed ceramicist Yuta Segawa in his London studio.Due to their small size, (h9cmxw3.2cm), they work well as a collection and can be displayed as artwork or used to hold a single stem flower.
This set of 2 cheeseboards is made from stoneware with a beautiful dark blue galaxy glaze. Handmade in Deptford, South London each board is imprinted with The Super Sparrow’s maker’s mark on the reverse.Their glazed finish and different sizes make them ideal for serving all kinds of cheeses, antipasti and other nibbles.
you wash, i'll dry
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just add water
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