Richard Brendon: Contemporary blue-and-white ceramics

December 19, 2014

I am excited to be exhibiting some of my work in Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics at The Victoria and Albert Museum. A London based designer and British bone china specialist, I pride myself on producing contemporary ceramics that fit my ethos of being considered, refined and dynamic designs.

© Richard Brendon - Mix & Match Lifestyle
© Richard Brendon – Mix & Match Lifestyle


My inquisitive nature has led me to taking an archaeological approach to design. I believe that to design truly innovative work a firm historic understanding is essential. Identifying and distilling the best elements from the past and transforming them into contemporary designs. Through my work, I aim to attract a new audience to hand crafted luxury goods and to help regenerate the British industries that make my products.

In the Details from Willow collection I brought the traditional Willow pattern into the 21st Century.


© Richard Brendon - Willow Gold Lifestyle
© Richard Brendon – Willow Gold Lifestyle


The ‘Reflect’ collection brings life back to antique saucers, missing their other halves, by using platinum and gold gilding to create highly reflective cups. The mirrored cups reflect the patterned saucers, uniting them as perfect couples.

© Richard Brendon - Reflect
© Richard Brendon – Reflect. Platinum cup & Spode Copeland saucer, 1878


Pattern visionaries PATTERNITY and I joined forces to change perceptions of what British bone china can look like.


© Richard Brendon - Patternity collection
© Richard Brendon – Patternity collection


Every piece in the Speck collection has a unique identity – decorated with a seemingly random array of dots.


© Richard Brendon - Speck lifestyle
© Richard Brendon – Speck lifestyle


Longevity is very important to me; I believe it is the best form of sustainability. All of my products are made by master craftsmen, in Stoke-on-Trent, from the best quality materials, to ensure they stand the test of time.


© Richard Brendon - teapot manufacturing - Stoke-on-Trent
© Richard Brendon – teapot manufacturing – Stoke-on-Trent

Richard Brendon is lending examples of his ‘Details from Willow’ and ‘Reflect’ ranges to the V&A display Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics which opens on the 31 January 2015 until 3 January 2016.

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