I am going to start this week on the blog with UK-based freelance artist and illustrator Sunil Pawar (he counts Harvey Nichols, The Guardian and Microsoft among his many clients and Kanye West among his many fans) who wrote in to let me know about his designs for award-winning tea company We Are Tea.
The designs are inspired by the traditional potteries of circa 1800, Northern England. Sunil has designed a set of signature patterns exclusively for We are Tea to be produced on fine quality bone china. Every 6 months, a new limited edition pattern is released and the number of pieces produced are limited to 300 (Sunil assures us that our "great great grandchildren will make a killing with these at the Antiques Roadshow in 100 years time!" Very tempting, because who doesn't want to discover a priceless heirloom on the show! ).
Each mug is produced at a Staffordshire based family-owned company and comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity.