For my birthday I serendipitously received several porcelain pieces by the talented Sydney based ceramicist Samantha Robinson. Three couples bought me vessels from her collection! I love them all and as they are handmade each is unique.
The two vases (or illuminators if you place a candle in them) are similar in construction but have very different patterning. One is Samantha Robinson's signature style, a detailed leaf design in charcoal that will work perfectly with fresh flowers. The other vase is a limited edition piece that was commissioned by the Historic Houses Trust and is based on a fantastic 1930s French wallpaper design.
I was also given a beautiful tea set. The teapot is red with dragons and a characterful Indian cow amongst spiral designs and two teacups, one blue the other green to compliment it.
These stunning creations will be ever treasured by me forever.