Autumn 2013

Liberty, London - Material Pleasures crockery now on sale

Selected items sold online:

Material Pleasures on sale at Liberty's

Material Pleasures lemony teapot featured in Winter Pastels blog:

Winter Pastels in Livingetc

And in the November issue of The World of Interiors

Material Pleasures in World of Interiors

Daily Mail - Weekend Saturday 28 September

Material Pleasures has made it to the weekend colour supplements!

Material Pleasures in the Daily Mail

Tent London, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane - London Design Festival

Showing my wares:

Material Pleasures at the London Design Festival

Elle Decoration blog :) :)

"As if we ever needed an excuse to take afternoon tea, the idea just got even more tempting with this handmade china tea set from Liberty - mix and match the colours and your choice of cakes! From £14.95 for a sugar bowl ("

Julie Spurgeon on the Elle Decoration Blog

Elle Decoration on Facebook

Livingetc blog - Object of Desire: Material Pleasures crockery

Livingetc - Julie Spurgeon

Autumn/Winter 2013

Liberty, London:

Julie Spurgeon's gorgeous crockery now on sale.
Check out the Homewares department.

crockery by Julie Spurgeon at Liberty's, London

Period Living - Julie Spurgeon, Rising Talent - June 2013 edition

Period Living- Julie Spurgeon

Pulse 2013, Trade Fair at Earls Court, London - May 2013


Material Pleasures Tea Party at Earls Court, London

Featured in Heart Home blog :)

Material Pleasures in Heart Home Blog

Designers / Makers Market, Old Spitalfields
The lovely people at Designers / Makers recently invited a few bloggers down to their Saturday market at Old Spitalfields. The collective of makers takes over roughly 60 stalls every third Saturday...

2012 - ongoing

Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW

Julie’s work will be on sale at the monthly Designer Makers market at Old Spitalfields, EVERY THIRD SATURDAY.

Old Spitalfields Market poster

Sunday 1st April 2012

60 years of bright ideas

Come to see Julie’s work on sale at the London Pride Festival which celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with an exhibition at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Ilford, showcasing 6 decades of art and design in London.

London Pride poster

September 2011


Material Pleasures stall at Artsmart's first pop-up market launched at the Mayor's Thames Festival, London's largest outdoor Art Festival. Lucky with the weather & amazing location!

Material Pleasures' stall at the Mayor's Thames Festival

June 2011

Pulse - Trade Fair at London's Earls Court

Material Pleasures china selected for this year's Stand-out Launchpad focus on latest hot design trends.

Material Pleasures at the Pulse Trade Fair

Miss Annabel Dee* presents…

A pop-up Art Exhibition running alongside Leigh Art Trail 11-19 June. Julie will soon be working alongside Annabel, a fellow Central Saint Martins graduate, in her new Studio and Gallery space at 153 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-sea, Essex SS9 1JF

Material Pleasures at an exhibition alongside Leigh Art Trail

May 2011

Teapots to Tapestries

Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly, London -16 May to 29 July 2011

An exhibition celebrating skills and featuring Julie Spurgeon's gold pounced English fine bone china:

Image: Material Pleasures featured in Fortnum and Mason

Artsmart 1- 2 July 2011

Julie Spurgeon will be at Artsmart!

University of the Arts London presents Artsmart, a two-day curated market of 100 Art & Design alumni. Venue: Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, London SW1P 4JU (next door to Tate Britain) Friday 1 July - Saturday 2 July 2011 10.00am - 6.00pm.

Artsmart 2011 logo

February 2011

The home and lifestyle blog Domestic Sluttery have described Material Pleasures teacups as the prettiest cups ever.
“...just imagine how brilliant your morning could be with a cup of tea in one of these. It won’t stop the letter from the HRMC arriving but it’ll make opening it a little more enjoyable.”

Material Pleasures cup featured in Domestic Sluttery

December 2010

Julie Spurgeon’s china in Mix team’s “things we love” Winter feature.

"There’s been an awful lot of retro china around recently, most of it derivative and dull, which is what makes Julie Spurgeon’s work all the more special. Her fine bone china plays with pleats and curves to create something new and exciting. We particularly love her Velvet Crush collection which revives the skilled craft of pouncing to embellish fine rims with gold lustre."

Mix – the magazine for colour, design & trends from GLOBAL COLOR RESEARCH TM

Julie Spurgeon's bone china featured in Mix

November 2010

..."delicate and georgeous" Material Pleasures firmly on the Trend Bible Radar

"What we love about Julie’s work is her ability to add the fluidity and grace seen in folded textiles to the medium of porcelain – truly unique and absolutely lustworthy!” Trend Bible Radar:

Julie Spurgeon's cake stand featured in the Trend Bible

September 2010

Hands On – Design Brought to Life

The Material Pleasures tea set is part of this whimsical domestic installation. The London Design Festival, StudioXAG and University of the Arts London invite you to step in to this new Arts Gallery, remodelled as a fantastical shoebox house. An idyllic Edwardian parlour is transplanted into a twenty-first century gallery space and opened up to the street, exposing the enchanting interior to the passing crowds. The doors open on 16 September.
16 September – 29 October 2010
Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm
Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY

Hands On exhibition photo 1 Hands On exhibition photo 2 Hands On exhibition photo

September issue of "Kitchens, Bedrooms, & Bathrooms"

Hands On exhibition photo Hands On exhibition photo

Design Exchange:

Material Pleasures was also featured in Design Exchange Magazine - front cover below - click here to view the magazine on line.

Design Exchange front cover

August 2010

100% Design:

Material Pleasures will be on show at 100% Design, Earls Court, London 23- 26 September, Stand J 101 100% Futures. Come to say hello!

100% design London - image 2 logo: 100% design London

July 2010

CSM Innovation: Ideas to Market
Material Pleasures fine bone china featured on Central Saint Martins, Graduate Enterprise page alongside design classics, the Raleigh Chopper & the Routemaster RM1 red London bus - fine company indeed!

photo: Material Pleasures fine bone china featured on Central Saint Martins, Graduate Enterprise page

June 2010

PULSE Trade Show at Earls Court, London:

A very busy exhibition (the picture lies!) and a great response to the decorated china which was on show in the UK for the first time. Thank you to all those that visited and I’ll definitely be back at PULSE next year.

PULSE 2010 - Julie Spurgeon's Material Pleasures stand Pulse 2010 - Material Pleasures - detail

March/April 2010

Next exhibition at The New English Gallery, Barlaston Stoke-on-Trent, Private view 27 March and then The New York Table Top Show, 41 Madison,April 13-16.

Poster: Tectonic Plates

January 2010

Material Pleasures at Maison et Objet, Paris, exhibiting as part of British European Design Group in NOW! hall.

Poster: Maison et Object 2010

January 2010

Material Pleasures china featured in most recent edition of Trend Bible’s Lifestyle Trends for the Home Spring/Summer 2011

Material Pleasures feature in the Trend Bibile 2011 Material Pleasures feature in the Trend Bibile 2011 - close-up

December 2009

Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly, London:

A magical Christmas window unveiled with a little help from Matthew Bourne’s, Swan Lake dancers. Spot Material Pleasures china on display!

Fortnum and Mason Window, Christmas 2009 Julie Spurgeon's Material Pleasures fine bone china, in Fortnum and Mason Window detail of Material Pleasures in Fortnum and Mason Window

September 2009

Material Pleaasures fine bone china tea set selected for British Ceramics Biennial FRESH exhibition held in Stoke-on-Trent until December.

British Ceramics Biennial

July 2009

Julie was one of the graduate designers selected by Thorsten van Elten to exhibit at New Designers, One Year On ’09 at the Business Design Centre, Islington.

New Designers logo

Wednesday 23 June 2009

Material Pleasures trade fair launch at Pulse 2009, held at Earls Court, London.

Material Pleasures fine bone china, at Pulse 2009
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