February 4, 2014

Painterly Birds: A New Spring Collection for Pottery Barn

Posted by Ellen Heck

Spring feels like it’s in full swing here in Berkeley, where the magnolia trees are bursting with their palm-sized leathery petals and all the ornamental pears look like brides. It feels like the perfect time to share some glamour shots of one of the new Spring groups we’ve designed with Pottery Barn for 2014.


This new painterly bird group is light and colorful with splashes of flowers and paint. We enjoyed working with Pottery Barn last year on a small group of bunny-themed pillows and towels, so it was fun to work with them again on a collection that has a completely different feel. Here is some of the melamine dinnerware. I think it would be fun to eat bright fruit off of these plates – pineapple chunks and green apples.


And here is the bedding collection, looking crisp and fresh (and, thanks to PB) gorgeously photographed. I think they did an amazing job translating all of the many watercolor hues onto fabric.


Stay tuned for some more new products next week. But for now, imagine falling into this cool, crisply-ironed pillow for an amazing afternoon nap… I’m talking to you, Cathy Heck! :)


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  1. Congratulations on a great collaboration with such great distribution. I am certain to it in one of our neighbor’s homes, as they are all Pottery Barn devotees. Good stuff!

    Comment by Doug Rucker — February 4, 2014 @ 9:29 am

  2. Very inspiring and beautiful work, and products!! Congrats :)

    Comment by alex — February 4, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

  3. Stunning, Cathy! I am a bird watcher. That work is so beautiful. And Pottery Barn… Cool!

    Comment by Barb Jansen — February 4, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

  4. Thank you everyone. We just received the actual plates in the mail and they are as pretty as the picture.

    Comment by Cathy Heck — February 6, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

  5. Just hope they are made domestically or in Italy Portugal etc.

    Comment by Welsley — April 13, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

  6. Just hope they are made domestically or in Italy Portugal etc. I love the design but don’t buy food ware made in Asia.

    Comment by Welsley — April 13, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

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