Made in Cornwall
PUBLISHED: 14:27 09 December 2013 | UPDATED: 14:27 09 December 2013
The Padstow Mussel Co. is a stunning range of 'inspirational interiors inspired by the Cornish seaside' runs the web copy, and we can find little to disagree.
This wonderful collection by designer Susie Ray features a growing range of bone china tableware, tea towels, prints and paperware - Check out their lovely handmade ceramics too. New for Christmas is their Cornish Fish Rubbing Collection - a unique selection of distinct prints and homewares all wrapped up with an air of the Cornish seaside.
Susie was raised on the Cornish coast, which is where her fascination with the beach started. Growing up spending her time in rock pools developed a passion for the sea and sparked her inspiration to becoming be an artist. Having completed an art degree in London, Susie then illustrated seashore guides for various publications before a successful career as a commercial artist. She returned to her roots in Cornwall to develop her painting, design and photography that reflect her Cornish lifestyle. This painting, design and photography is what makes up Padstow Mussel Co. distinct range.
The Padstow Mussel Co. New Fish Rubbing Collection uses a truly unique process called Gyotaku. Originating in Japan in the mid 1800s, the Padstow Mussel Co. has modernised the process by using oil paints and cotton cloth, whilst rubbing locally caught fish - the fish is literally flipping straight from the sea to your plate. It couldn’t get any more Cornish!