The West Riding collection from Sheila Bownas
Chelsea Cefai the curator behind the Sheila Bownas archive has worked with four British designer makers to create a collection based on the newly released 'West Riding' pattern. The distinct structural lines of the pattern reflect elements of the architecture in Linton and the surrounding village of North Yorkshire where Bownas lived and worked until her death in 2007. Launched today the collection includes ceramics by Elisabeth Barry, textiles by Sarah Waterhouse, furniture by Parlour and lighting by Zoe Darlington.
Chelsea and I live just a few miles apart in Warwickshire, and we've got to know each other over the past couple of years since I first featured the story behind the Sheila Bownas archive on Design Hunter back in 2012. I'm full of admiration for the passion with which she's worked to uncover, curate and share Bownas's work. I'm also particularly excited that she's collaborated with Bath based ceramicist Elisabeth Barry as I love Elisabeth's work and already have several of her pieces.
The West Riding collection is available at www.sheilabownas.com