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Journal

Delving deep into our store window displays, exclusive launches, designer Q&As and more, the Conran Shop Journal is the prime place for our most important news, events and product launches. Seek inspiration and learn more about the most iconic designs and their makers, exciting new season highlights and behind-the-scenes access to our parties directly from the home of iconic designs and future classics.

New Designers 2022: Meet Bruno Schooling

We kick off this year's New Designers celebrations by asking our first Conran Shop New Designers Award winner, Manchester School of Art's Bruno Schooling, all about his award-winning 'Ground' collection, inspirations, and ambitions. 1. Congratulations on winning the Conran Shop New Designers Award; how do you feel, and what does this award mean for your [...]

Eat My Words: Meet Martha Freud

Launching her Conran Shop-exclusive ‘Eat My Words’ tableware and 'Lit' scented candle collections, Martha Freud discusses her creative journey and what The Conran Shop means to her. Mrs Freud is a British artist and designer known for her delicately constructed ceramics displaying playful slogans. Walking the line between wordplay and philosophical reflection, Freud’s work is refreshingly [...]

Storytelling in Clay: Meet Aman Khanna

Our longtime collaborator Aman Khanna is the original 'Clayman'; the creative head behind the Claymen studio in New Delhi, Khanna produces beautifully handcrafted, expressive clay forms inspired by human emotion. We take a moment to discuss the designer’s journey to clay, and his ambitions for the future of Claymen. 1. Welcome back to The Conran [...]

Tactility in Ceramics: In Conversation With Emma Lacey

Our long-time collaborator and celebrated London ceramic artist Emma Lacey is returning to The Conran Shop with a new and exclusive collection of Everyday Vessels. To mark the launch, we sit down with Lacey to discuss the new collection and her design influences. 1. Welcome back to The Conran Shop, Emma! Please tell us a [...]

Enhancing the Everyday: Meet Miyelle

Continuing our pursuit of fresh, sustainable and considered design, we turn locally to self-taught, Hackney-based ceramicist Miyelle Karmi of Miyelle Ceramics to learn all about her sculpturesque new homeware collection for The Conran Shop. 1. Hello Miyelle! We are thrilled to welcome you to The Conran Shop; please tell us a little about you and [...]

Dreaming in Colour: Meet Laetitia Rouget

This season, we introduced French inter-disciplinary designer Laetitia Rouget at The Conran Shop, with an exclusive collection of decorative ceramics. As the year draws to a close, we sat down with Rouget to discuss her practice and reveal her exciting ambitions for the coming months. 1. Welcome to The Conran Shop, Laetitia! Please tell us [...]

Morocco and Modern Craft: Meet Bouchra Boudoua

Presenting an exclusive collaboration with young Moroccan designer and craftsperson Bouchra Boudoua, The Conran Shop’s sunny new ceramics collection exudes pure joy. To celebrate the launch, we got in touch with Boudoua at her Casablanca studio to discuss all things craft and culture. 1. Hello Bouchra! Firstly, please tell us a little about yourself and [...]

To Speak of Light as Soft: Meet El Samms

Exclusively premiered at The Conran Shop, El Samms’ debut collection results from a blossoming relationship dating back to the 2019 New Designers show, where Samms was shortlisted for The Conran Shop’s coveted Design Award. Following the launch, we sat down with Samms to discuss their exciting first two years in the industry. 1. El, you [...]

Straight From the Studio: Ceramics at The Conran Shop

The recent years have seen a resurgence in the handcrafted ceramics industry, with dozens of new makers and talented designers emerging to offer a fresh and innovative approach to the centuries-old craft. We take a closer look at our collection of artisanal brands, to consider their processes in detail. With a focus on sustainable processes [...]