Ralph Lauren Home is pleased to announce a very special collaboration with Burleigh, one of England’s most renowned potteries, to create a stunning one-of-a-kind dining collection that celebrates generations of artistry, unrivalled quality and modern style.
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Since it’s founding in 1851, this is the first time Burleigh has featured another designer’s patterns on its pottery – a tribute to the brands’ shared commitment to artisanal craftsmanship. Each piece is crafted from fine earthenware and strengthened with china clay, so as to be well-used and well-loved for years to come.
Recreating classic teatime patterns with a modern spirit of Americana, the range features exclusive Ralph Lauren motifs printed using a unique tissue-transfer technique. Engraved copper drums are cloaked with coloured ink and rolled onto tissue paper, which is then hand-rubbed onto unglazed pottery for an authentic, one-of-a-kind finish.
In fact, Burleigh is the only remaining pottery in the world to still print in this way. Unsurprisingly so, given the labour intensive process requires 25 different pairs of hands to create a single cup or saucer! Now that’s what we call dedication.
There are three complementary patterns to choose from – Garden Vine and Peony both with swirling florals inspired by vintage batik cloths; and Midnight Sky, a starry celestial vista. Striking shades of indigo blues and lustrous black make for a striking contrast against natural white clay.
Each pattern offers the classic place setting, from dinner plates, bowls and mugs to charming serveware including a classic teapot and Etruscan jug (all dishwasher and microwave safe). Keep it traditional by sticking to one pattern, or mix and match for a fresh and modern take.
'The patterns clearly take inspiration from the great American style book, but are just like the best Burleigh designs, truly timeless,’ says Jemma Baskeyfield, Historian and Retail Manager at Burleigh. 'These are the heirlooms of the future, combining the heritage of the past, that beg to be used in the homes of the present.'
Prices start at £32 for a cereal bowl, ranging to £175 for a fruit bowl.
Ralph Lauren, 1 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 3LU, UK. ralphlauren.co.uk
Burleigh Pottery, burleigh.co.uk