Keith Brymer Jones is an expert ceramicist with over three decades of expertise most well-known for his homeware Word Range with retro lettering and punk motifs. Keith has, more recently, appeared as a judge on BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down.
Keith has been a keen potter since the age of 11 working for brands such as Habitat, Barneys NY, Laura Ashley and Conran. He is now the Head of Design at MAKE International, a leading retailer of designer ceramics. Collaborations in the role have involved brands like Scion, Jane Foster, Tatty Devine, National Trust, Bert & Buoy, Sukie, Hokolo and Becky Baur some of which now feature on buyfair.
We asked Keith what the inspiration is behind his designs, what makes him stand out from the crowd and what he thinks the future looks like for Keith Brymer Jones and MAKE International.
Tell us about your brand?
Young, original, contemporary product always designed and made with passion. I like to create stylish yet simple products that are pleasing to the eye and, above all, are practical in the modern home and make people happy! For me, less, is always more.
What makes you stand out from the crowd?
All our products are designed with the close collaboration of the brands that MAKE International offer and made with an expert and comprehensive knowledge of the production process from many years of potting. This makes for a constant range of broad ideas and inspiration to create new and authentic products.
We want to know about your latest collection? what's the inspiration behind it?
The latest range we’ve done is for the National Trust. Given the extensive craft-based skills of MAKE International’s head of design, it seemed a perfect fit to produce a contemporary range inspired by the eclectic colour pallet the National Trust has within its own portfolio.
What does the future look like?
To design and produce for future collaborations in all areas of interiors, both for the retail and hospitality markets around the world.