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Donna Wilson x Makoto Kagoshima

4 April 2017

I’m really excited to announce a new collaboration with one of my favourite ceramicists Makoto Kagoshima. You may have seen coverage on my Instagram page. I first discovered his work at Gallery Eclectic in London and I fell in love instantly. Every piece is an artwork featuring delicately, painted illustrations inspired by the natural world. I just love the animals.

We created a series of limited edition knitted creatures, some of my favourite creatures have been brushed with Makoto’s signature floral patterns.  Find larger-than-life lotus flower cushions for your home and delicate flower bag charms that add a touch of colour to a beloved bag. The limted edition range will be available to buy exclusively from Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Japan only from the 5th April.  There will be an exhibition of all the products alongside British ceramist John Julien.

Meets – Yumiko Yumiko & Makoto Kagoshima Exhibition
5 – 11th April 2017
Isetan Shinjuku Store
Main Building 5 Floor – Center Park / The Stage # 5
10.30am – 08.00pm

 

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Donna Wilson for Secret Linen Store

3 April 2017

We have been working very closely with Secret Linen Store to produce a collection of luxurious bedding. I’m so happy to reveal these 3 new designs based on my favourite patterns.

Introducing ‘Blah Blah’ and ‘Scandi’ in duvet sizes to fit all beds and traditional housewife style pillows. The colours have been adapted in a restful palette which feels contemporary and fresh. ‘Menagerie’ is catered for kids so is available as a single and double bed set. The inner child in me would happily have it for my own bed!

The Secret Linen Store is an online store, run by sisters Molly and Harriet. It’s been a delight working with them. They design and produce bed linen using the finest quality cotton yarns with superior thread counts, directly sourced from the best factories in Portugal.

The bed linen will be available to buy exclusively from both Secret Linen Store and the Donna Wilson website from Monday 3rd April 2017.

 

Donna Wilson Collaboration for Secret Linen Store, Scandi Bed Linen, Landscape, double duvet £49, pillowcase £15

Scandi is inspired by Swedish folk art and my travels around Europe and Iceland.

With Menagerie, I wanted to create something really playful and adventurous with odd animals and birds hiding in the trees.

MYO Challenge – Competition Time!

17 March 2017

What does creativity mean to you?

Help us spread creativity! In anticipation of my new magazine MYO (Make Your Own!) I’m launching a new competition today . . . The MYO Challenge!

Over the next 8 weeks share a photo of something creative you have made (just for the fun of it) and you could win a very special DW goodie bag. We will feature our favourite creative ones on our blog and social media every week. To enter please tag your photo with @donnawilsonsmyo @donnawilsonltd and #myochallenge on either Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Here’s my one. I love this project Wrap Your Veg.

Clay Date in Suffolk

17 March 2017

I spent the day with illustrator and ceramicist Annabel Pearl, at her lovely home and ceramic workshop in Suffolk.  Annabel makes a wonderful hot tea, using sage, honey and ginger. A special cold remedy! These are just some of the things I made for an upcoming commission project. I’ll reveal more very soon!

There’s something really rewarding about working with delicious porcelain.

Recognise this little face?

Funny porcelain forks, knives and spoons. All testers for an upcoming commission.

NEW! SCP Earthenware Bear and Bird

6 March 2017

New to store is the beautifully made Bear and Bird earthenware figures. Made in collaboration with London store SCP.

The creative process happened in one of the last remaining factories in Stoke-on-Trent. It’s so fantastic to be able to travel there, meet the makers and watch how the products develop into the finished piece. I loved looking at how different glazes can completely transform the piece.

Donna Wilson Earthenware Bear SCP

Buy your unique Earthenware Bear here.

 

The Earthenware Bird is available in three hand glazed colours. Buy yours here.

We’re at Paris Fashion Week – WOMAN PARIS 2017

3 March 2017

This weekend we are in Paris at the WOMAN  fashion tradeshow showcasing our autumn winter sweater collection. The space is a stunning new location is in the heart of Paris Fashion Week,  just a short walk north of the Jardin de Tuileries.

Dates:

10 am – 7 pm,  Friday 3rd – 4th March 2017
10 am – 6 pm,  Sunday 5th March 2017

Location:

WOMAN Paris 2017
Pavillion Vendôme
7 Place Vendôme Paris, 1
7500 Paris

view new location in Google Maps here

If you are a shop and interested in stocking our knitwear garments, you can arrange an appointment with us. We are accepting orders now. Please contact sian@donnawilson.com for more information.

These sweaters will be available to buy direct in September 2017 from www.donnawilson.com. Sign up to our newsletter for updates.