V & A

V&A
V&A

Portmeirion: Pottery Trendsetter

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has opened a unique exhibition dedicated to one of the world’s most successful ceramic companies, Portmeirion, and the driving force behind its phenomenal success – Susan Williams-Ellis.

The Portmeirion: Pottery Trendsetter exhibition, which opened on 30th October 2018, follows Portmeirion’s journey from a small Welsh village giftshop to a globally recognised ceramics brand and world export.

Exploring the fascinating life of Susan Williams-Ellis (1918-2007), the exhibition discovers the innovative designs perfected by Susan during her lifetime, including her most famous patterns Totem, Magic City and the ever-popular Botanic Garden.

Step inside the exhibition hall to be instantly transported on a journey of ceramic discovery. Delving back in to the archives, the displays bring to life some of Susan’s first ever creations - the designs which put Portmeirion Potteries on the map in the 1960s - the luxurious Malachite and Moss agate patterns, which at the time were considered revolutionary and received critical acclaim for their bold use of colour.

Portmeirion Atrium: Behind the Design

Natural home décor is a hot trend so bring the outdoors in with Portmeirion’s Atrium collecti...

Read our Blog

Dining al fresco style with Sara Miller London

How to style your outdoor al fresco dining experience with Sara Miller London Portmeirion ...

Read our Blog

Portmeirion Botanic Garden Harmony: Behind the Design

Bring retro kitchen ideas to life with Portmeirion’s Botanic Garden Harmony range. Go behind t...

Read our Blog