finch & crane started back in 2013 with the idea of sourcing traditional homewares with a modern design. I was obsessed with every day, utility items that were both practical, but also beautifully designed, well made and natural.

This hasn't changed, but my direction has. The kitchen is my absolute favourite room in the home. It's the room where everybody comes to literally feed their soul. As such, I find myself moving away from the other rooms in the home and focusing entirely on the kitchen.

In 2018 I designed my very first product, a ceramic salt cellar, which continues to be my bestseller. I've now added to this small range, calling it Turning Lines, with plans to add further ranges.

I love simple shapes, textures that tempt you to touch and, above all, items that are useful. There's no point in having something that looks beautiful, but is utterly pointless and impractical. I'm also a big believer in using your precious possessions for every day use.

I work with a family-run pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, who have been so generously teaching me the ropes over the years, patiently taking me through the production process (which is done by hand) and showing me that you can't rush quality.

Based between the south of France and London, I count myself blessed that I'm learning the value of tradition and taking life at a slower pace, but also get the energy and inspiration from a big city.

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